Earlier, angry Greeks banging drums, shouting anti-government slogans, unfurled a giant black banner outside parliament as the vote took place. More than 30,000 demonstrators filled downtown streets, chanting "They
declared war. Now fight back."
Again, from After the Greek Riots.
#282 Protest in front of the parliament
7,000-8,000 protesters gathered in the parliament square (Syntagma) again tonight, while in the parliament PASOK government's parliamentary majority together with the extreme right-wing party LAOS were approving their own (and IMF's) new measures.
Without any obvious reason riot police attacked to the protesters at about 21:30 local time. A lot of protesters were beaten and some people were detained. Some of the protesters are currently gathering in the Polytechnic School building in Patision avenue, while smaller gatherings are reorganised around Syntagma Sq. at the same time police violence in the streets of Athens still carries on with protesters being beaten up.
This was written by admin. Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 10:11 pm.