Greece – “scream NO to this inequality and injustice”

December 9th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

Photo of last nights riots in Athens by Michalis Kiriazis

We are proud to post this story by our friend and colleague, Maria Perifanou from Thessaloniki.

“Athens, 6/12/09 …a 15 years student is dead…a police officer killed  Alexandros Grigoropoulos without any reason at all! As witnesses sustain it was a direct hit but the officer who fired contends it was a ricochet from a warning shot . The question raised is how this can be happen in the birth land of democracy in 2008??‘There is no excuse’…’we will take revenge’ ‘state has forgotten us’ are some of the messages students left at the place where the boy died….

Greece is mourning, students protest, we all do but there is another side too!! There are people who destroy, steal and burn everything! These are no students, are no people with ideologies but they are people desperate who have nothing to loose. They scream NO to this inequality and injustice! There is a serious social and economical crisis! The answer is not violence but well organised protests!!
Students show that they are here, they understand, they fight they want to change this bad situation, they have VOICE!!

In democracy there are no dead ends, no anger only dialogue and will to do changes! The solution will be given by the nation, by each of us! We must fight for a better future.  New generation rebel and their message is clear PROTEST FOR DEMOCRACY AND RADICAL CHANGES WITH NO  VANDALISMS!!

Today 9/12/09 at 15:00 we say goodbye to Alex…”

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