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Greece: Anarchists Riot Against the Government Harsh Economic Policies (video)

Video from the dynamic reaction by anarchists against the harsh greek government's policies, especially in relation to the economy, employment and suppression of personal rights and liberties.
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Video from the dynamic reaction by anarchists against the harsh greek government's policies, especially in relation to the economy, employment and suppression of personal rights and liberties.

A 1000 people strong anarchist block took part in an anti-government demonstration along with workers’ unions and left wing parties. The demo took place in Salonica outside the Annual International Economic Exhibition building in which the prime minister was giving a speech on his governments’ new employment policies as long as his new anti-terrorist plans. The anarchists waited for the demo to end so as not to interfere with the peaceful protesters and then decided that a more direct action was needed. Consequently, (at the same time in both cities of Salonica and Athens) they attacked several banks and the governing party’s offices. In retaliation the riot police immediately started firing volleys of teargas and charged against the demonstrators, resulting to a fierce clash that broke out and lasted the whole of the night between the anarchists and other demonstrators that joined them and the police.

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* Duration: 1m.12s
* Soundtrack: Adiexodo

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Re: Greece: Anarchists Riot Against the Government Harsh Economic Policies (video)

Brilliant, anarchists give the government the reasoning and public support needed to increase it's power.

Greece is a socialist country, roughly half the GDP is public sector.

Come on now... This is a country where the video camera system set up throughout Athens was declared an invasion of privacy, and shut down?.. You won't see that happening anywhere else!

These anarchists are simply fools who are forced to utilize ultimately self defeating violence because they lack popular support. Very pathetic.
 

Re: Greece: Anarchists Riot Against the Government Harsh Economic Policies (video)

Greece still has a capitalist economy and is not a socialist country. These protests are against austerity against the working class that only benefits the capitalist class. To call the Greek government socialist is to strip the term of all meaning. This is on par with calling the fake leftist Mike Rotkin a socialist. Rotkin is not nor is the ruling party of Greece. The true socialists were out in the streets protesting with the workers’ unions and anarchists.
 

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