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Athens Protest by Kevrekidis Athens Protest by Kevrekidis
Athens, Greece.
Sunday, 10 March 2013.

With the motto "Poverty, unemployment, suicides. Enough is enough!" hundreds of protesters gathered at Syntagma Square in central Athens. Riot police lined up in front of the Parliament and tried to repel the crowd with the use of shields and chemicals.

Sunday’s rally came as the Greek government negotiates with the so-called "troika" of inspectors from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The troika returned to Athens last week to discuss the next steps in a painful austerity and reform program aiming to pull Greece out of the economic crisis.

The Greeks followed the Portuguese who held massive demonstrations across Portugal against austerity policies, last Saturday. The Athens protest ended in minor scuffles between demonstrators and police.

The Greek middle class is suffering from austerity measures and from rising unemployment. This is the main reason why strikes and demonstrations are often taking place in Athens and other cities of the country.

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© 2013 Jordan Kevrekidis
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
It is becoming more and more clear that the Euro cannot survive in its present form. EU leaders still refuse to recognise the inevitable, and think that they can take on the world bond markets and win. Greece and Portugal are bankrupt, Italy and Spain in trouble, and Germany is not going to give them a blank cheque.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don’t know where this policy leads. All I know and see is suffering for the people!
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I hope Czech republic leave eu soon!
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ricardompp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student
props [link]
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado Ricardo!
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Artist
GET OUTTA 'DERE. 'Dat place is friggin' murderous! O_O
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Chloe!
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Haggis53 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Artist
Bita! ^^
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owel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
kataplhktikh photo ...:heart:
ps:prin 2 evdomades hmoun kai egw ekei .....dustuxws o kosmos koimatai.....
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Κερασία! Να ‘σαι καλά!
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