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http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3861555,00.html
Greece faces a fourth night of fire and chaos as the rioting continues unabated



Hundreds of youngsters clashed with riot police outside the Greek parliament Tuesday, and within sight of the funeral of the 15-year-old whose shooting death by police set off four-days of rioting across the country.

Many demonstrators could be seen hurling firebombs and pieces of marble, and torching barricades in front of parliament in a violent press that threatens to topple the government.

In other parts of the city, students attacked four police stations in Nea Smyrni while elsewhere around the country, students clashed with police on the holiday island of Rhodes and in the northern city of Thessaloniki and the western city of Ioannina.

Teachers lead mass demonstration against government

Schools and universities across the country closed their doors for three days and hundreds of teachers, university lecturers and students rallied in central Athens.

Around 2,000 protesters, led by the OLME teachers' union, marched on parliament carrying a large banner reading "Assassins, the government is the culprit".

Unemployment is pegged at over 7 per cent and nearly 20 per cent of Greeks live below the poverty line, earning less than 600 euros ($775) a month.

"The government has lost public confidence," Papandreou told Pasok socialist party deputies. "The only thing it can give this country is to depart... to seek a public verdict so that the people can give a solution."
 

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I have been watching this for a couple of days.

The M$M hasn't focused on it much, though. I think that's because they can't find a way to blame it on Bush's Iraq policy.
 

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I'm Greek, I speak Greek. What this is all about is "students" are used to impunity plus the police are banned from going on campus to arrest anyone for anything. "Students" are used to committing crimes and then running to sanctuary. Well, one of them got snuffed and the communist leaning students don't like to be reminded they can die.
 

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Many demonstrators could be seen hurling firebombs and pieces of marble, and torching barricades in front of parliament in a violent press that threatens to topple the government.
That stuff is expensive, can't they find regular rocks to throw around?
 

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I'm Greek, I speak Greek. What this is all about is "students" are used to impunity plus the police are banned from going on campus to arrest anyone for anything. "Students" are used to committing crimes and then running to sanctuary. Well, one of them got snuffed and the communist leaning students don't like to be reminded they can die.
Hmm. Maybe.

Or maybe the Greek government's policies in privatisations could have something to do with it, or maybe a series of financial and political scandals among prominent members of the government, or the fact that Greece's manufacturing sector shrank at a record pace in November unemployment has risen sharply, trash in the streets, rolling blackouts, corruption and bribery by the German Siemens corporation in order to win security contracts for the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, or my personal favorite..."The move by the Greek government to inject 28 billion Euros into the country's banking sector has also fuelled an angry response by people facing failing public services and ever growing unemployment."

http://www.nowpublic.com/tag/Kostas+Karamanlis/news
 

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Hmm. Maybe.

Or maybe the Greek government's policies in privatisations could have something to do with it, or maybe a series of financial and political scandals among prominent members of the government, or the fact that Greece's manufacturing sector shrank at a record pace in November unemployment has risen sharply, trash in the streets, rolling blackouts, corruption and bribery by the German Siemens corporation in order to win security contracts for the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, or my personal favorite..."The move by the Greek government to inject 28 billion Euros into the country's banking sector has also fuelled an angry response by people facing failing public services and ever growing unemployment."

http://www.nowpublic.com/tag/Kostas+Karamanlis/news
No... not really... while prices have risen since Greece joined the EU they have benefited so much that is not an argument. As for politics, if you have three Greeks you have ten political opinions. The real problem is everyone is on the dole or taking bribes (that is what liberalism generates.) Worst of all are the students, free education and able to commit crimes and scamper to places the cops are not allowed to go. More liberalism. That is why there was a conservative coup in the 70s.

The last time I was in Athens there was some protest going on outside of my cousin's store. I asked him what it was about. He said it makes no difference, there is a protest every day, just ignore it. In this case the students were reminded they can be shot before they run where cops are not allowed to go. Communism is rampant among they liberals in Greece and the miss no opportunity to ferment.
 

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If the government actually listened to the protestors and tried to address what they are protesting, perhaps then the people would not be setting the government on fire.

Take heed Washington DC. Take heed.
 

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Leaning toward SR's deduction of the scenario at this time.

"2200 protesters, led by the teacher's union"

"hundreds of youngsters clashed"

"students attacked four police stations"

"funeral of a 15 year-old"

Where are the adults?, aside from the teachers and lecturers, that is?
 
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