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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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:iconwaracki99:
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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:iconkevrekidis:
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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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I hope Czech republic leave eu soon!
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:iconricardompp:
ricardompp Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student
props [link]
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado Ricardo!
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Artist
GET OUTTA 'DERE. 'Dat place is friggin' murderous! O_O
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Chloe!
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:iconhaggis53:
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Artist
Bita! ^^
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:iconowel:
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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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Κερασία! Να ‘σαι καλά!
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:iconowel:
owel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
:hug:
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish better life to all the people living in both side of Eaegen sea...I hope Greek brothers going to arrange their social condition to better degrees soon dear Jordan.
Thank you so much for sharing such a good photograph about the recent situation.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ayhan! Greetings to the people of Turkey!
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:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The people from Turkey also sent their greetings to you also :D
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:iconpartyzant18:
Partyzant18 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Niezłe. Normalnie spadłem z krzesła.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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:iconshyla-jhil:
Shyla-jhil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!! I hope everything will be all right.
Take care
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmeralsarioglu:
MeralSarioglu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
like Turkey : (
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately!
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EliteMasterChief Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Orea photo!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ πολύ!!!
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BklynGirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Jordan, this is a great example of photojournalism. I hope that things turn around soon before
there is more violence. I understand the frustration of the people. Peace and blessings to all.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Maria!!!
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dimitrispot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Νασαι καλα που θυμιζεις στον κοσμο το τι μας εχουν κανει εδω στην Ελλαδα!!
Εναμισι χρονο ανεργος με 2 παιδια και δεν μπορω να βρω πουθενα δουλεια!!!
Οχι τιποτα αλλο και οι φοροι να τρεχουν και να μην με αναγνωριζει και ο ΟΑΕΔ
γιατι ειμαι στο ταμειο ΕΤΑΠ ΜΜΕ !!!!
Ασε μη λεμε αλλα τα ξερουμε ολοι οσοι ζουμε εδω!!!
Νασαι παντα καλα!!!!!!
Η φωτογραφια λεει πολλα!!!!!!!!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ πολύ Δημήτρη!!! Καλό κουράγιο, να ‘σαι καλά!
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dimitrispot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Νασαι καλα και εσυ και παντα γερος και δυνατος!!!!!!!
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palabrasdedragon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hey man!!! This pic is epic!!! Great shot!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Drago!
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Photographer
Swpa kale protest..aplh kathimerinothta :(
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Great piece of photojournalism.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Jeanie! :heart:
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
You're very welcome. :iconmyheartplz:
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:iconalexandraalex:
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
i know exactly how you feel my friend,.... things aren't well here in Egypt either!! :(
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Greetings to the people of Egypt! I hope that someday soon, democracy will prevail in your wonderful country!
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:iconalexandraalex:
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
I hope too TT^^TT...* sniff*,.. & thanks for the complement my dear friend...:)
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:iconherialuna:
herialuna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Good Picture!
Hope you know, that some of the Germans are behind the Greece Demonstrators .. not all people here like Europe and the goverment very much ...
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Yes, we know that! We have nothing against German people, believe me! Personally, I have German friends that visit us every summer!
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:iconherialuna:
herialuna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
That`s nice to hear. Stay strong down there!
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kaa1one Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
very good mood.. i like it
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Kenneth!
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:iconbarbaraofbruno:
barbaraofbruno Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Photographer
Great picture as usual...
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Barbara!!!
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:iconbarbaraofbruno:
barbaraofbruno Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Photographer
Thank-you to share... Take care my friend.
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:iconttm77:
TTM77 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
try to hang in there buddy.

beautiful shot btw.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:peace: Thanks!!!
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:iconiytj:
iytj Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
so true!:iconsadnod:
bravo Jordan!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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iytj Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
you're welcome,dearest!
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