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The Indignant Movement by Kevrekidis The Indignant Movement by Kevrekidis
Syntagma square, Athens – Greece.

28 May 2011.

Tens of thousands of Greeks have gathered peacefully for nearly a week in central Athens and other cities to demand change, after a year of painful austerity measures. Organized through social-networking sites (Facebook & Twitter) and copying similar mass protests in Spain, the evening rallies have attracted mostly young people, including many who are jobless in a country where the unemployment rate is nearly 16 %. Many also point to the decades of corruption and misrule that brought the country to its knees, and are calling for a radical change.
In a proclamation uploaded onto the Internet, the “Indignant” movement - which takes its name from the original Spanish campaign “Los Indignados” - said that it would keep going until the politicians and technocrats it blames for the current situation “go away.” The protests come as the Greek government is planning to impose a new austerity package in efforts to secure the new International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout installment. Greece received a 110 billion Euro EU - IMF bailout loan last year, as it faced a massive debt crisis. Greece was obliged to implement a strict austerity package, including the cutting of public sector salary and pensions, increasing taxes and overhauling the pension system, to survive.

Αγανακτισμένοι στο Σύνταγμα.

See also: Los Indignados (Spain)



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:iconmangawhio:
mangawhio Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Great use of panorama to achieve a massive movement feeling.
Good luck for your country.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Pete! :)
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:iconjimel69:
jimel69 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Πραγματικά πολύ ωραία δουλειά!!!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ!!!
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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic pictures - very powerful :) We are approaching a crossroads in Europe, aren't we ? We need politicians of stature to take us in the right direction, men and women of strength who can command respect and who people trust. In Britain our politicians never fail to disappoint us - they are small in mind, timid, compared with those of generations before: their words are never their own, their speeches written for them by professional speech-writers; and they run increasingly scared of making any radical changes to society, instead tinkering with an increasingly decrepit status quo - putting patch upon patch upon patch...
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Well said, John!!!
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:iconlothrian:
Lothrian Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou! :)
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:iconskorpiotronik:
Skorpiotronik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Good work !
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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DAPoliticalForum Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for submitting this deviation to our Gallery. It is our honour to display your creativity, and hard work.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I appreciate that!
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:iconrangergxi:
RangerGxi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Power to the people!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks!!!
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sketchstudios Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
listen to alex jones show here [link] the last 30 minutes. It talks about whats really happening in greece
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Spiro! The link is not valid.
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DJA56 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It doesn't take much thinking to realise, with such events, who's really running this planet/place ... thanks for the sharing, and here's hoping "the people's" efforts/protest isn't in vain :shrug:
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconcaptainvoda:
CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Καιρός ήταν να ξυπνήσουμε...
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
exairetikh
bravo:clap:
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;) Ευχαριστώ Ελένη!!!
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:iconkokinomala:
kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
parakalw
na'sai kala:hug:
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:iconfaddoush:
Faddoush Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
katapliktikes fotos!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ, να ‘σαι καλά!
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Photographer
Polu kalh Iordanh bravo :D
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Νάντια!
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
BRAVO!!!!Επιτέλους,μιά ελπίδα στο σκοτάδι!!ΟΛΟΙ ΜΑΖΙ ΤΟΥΣ!!!!:clap::clap:
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Έτσι Αθηνά! Όλοι μαζί, χωρίς κομματικές σημαίες, χωρίς πουλημένους συνδικαλιστές (ΓΣΕΕ – ΑΔΕΔΥ).
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Ελπίζω ο κόσμος πιά να κατάλαβε οτι είναι όλοι τους ίδιοι..
Μας ξεπούλησαν ,και μάλιστα φτηνά...
Όμως πρέπει να δημιουργηθεί ένα κόμμα,
μέσα απ'τον κόσμο,χωρίς πολιτικάντηδες..
Αλλιώς,τι θα ψηφίσουμε στις εκλογές?
Πάλι αυτοί θα βγουν...Ένας απ'τους δύο..
Αυτό είναι η μόνη μας ελπίδα...
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kevin-girard Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student
this needs to happen everywhere, it seems everybody waits till shit hits the fan!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It’s part of human nature, I guess! Everyone waits till the :shithitsthefan:
Better late than never…
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:iconfell4:
Fell4 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
What do YOU think about what they are doing? If you don't want to say just don't reply...
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I’m glad that you asked Ashley! I was there as a protestor, as an “indignant”. I think (believe) that the austerity measures are unfair! The Greek government & politicians in general should protect the rights and welfare of the people and not the interests of the banking system and the IMF. The agreement (memorandum) between the Greek government and the IMF / EU is unconstitutional and people should rise against it! I don’t know if this movement would lead anywhere, but it’s a start…
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:iconfell4:
Fell4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
I see what you mean and I agree! People have a right to protest and I hope that your protests change the way things are going now!
Thank you for answering my question! :)
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:iconnefelid:
nefelid Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
πολύ ωραία πανοράματα :)
επιτέλους, ξυπνήσαμε...
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Νεφέλη! Κάλλιο αργά παρά ποτέ…
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
People is paying the price of the financial speculation of the last years while bank top managers are still to their places .... welcome to the Indignatos/Indignant Movements !!
r.
:)
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;) You're right Riccardo!
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:iconrachelcassie:
rachelcassie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Never stop the protest!
Solidarity from French protester.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci beaucoup! Solidarité au peuple de France!
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:iconchurrucai:
ChurrucaI Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here a "INDIGNADO" force greece , ANIMOˇˇˇ
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracias Alejandro! Viva la revolución!
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Marahuta Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Oraio. 8elo kai ego na pao na to fotografiso alla o pateras mou leei pos kindinebo na me klepsoun, "kai den ton katigoro." :-(
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Δεν έχει και άδικο… τελικά είναι πολύ εύκολο να σε κλέψουν αν δεν προσεχείς!
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:iconnikokrock:
nikokrock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Very nice composition !
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Nicolas!
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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Όλγα!
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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D παρακαλώ!!!
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:iconstathis:
Stathis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Photographer
awesome Jordan!
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