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Riots in Greece

Dec 09, 2008 06:42 AM
by Erica Letzerich

Dear friends,

The situation here is quite critical. We had to cancel the meetings of the lodges until wednesday (and maybe until the end of the week). I jsut hope the anarquists wont set fire in the headquarters of the ts here (as is located in the heart of Athens).  So many shops, cars buldings and residences destroyed. All the streets empty, people are afraid to go out. 

Still I had some work to do on the T.S. so I was there Monday very early in the morning, but left  10:30 am, as I was informed that protests would break out in Athens again.  I really never saw something like this. Some people believe the government will fall. Probably they will call for elections in order to try to control the situation,  so far rumours that Greece will enter a state of emergency is denied by the government. 

The impression that all this situation gives for the people, is the absence of a government. The streets were literaly left on the hands of the anarquists, with few police officers trying to control the situation. I just feel sorry for all the people who in such difficult economical period lost their shops, cars and many also houses.  But mostly I  feel very sorry for Alexandros, who was only 15 years old, and was murdered in such brutal way.


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