Posts tagged with syntagma

4 april 2012,
Today, in #syntagma square, just next to the Greek parliament, a 77 year old man shot himself in the head. His last words, according to passers-by, were “I don’t want to leave a debt on my children”. Since this morning, people have swarmed around the tree, next to which the man took his own life, leaving notes and silently honoring his memory.
His suicide note reads:

"The Tsolakoglou government has annihilated all traces for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone paid for 35 years with no help from the state. And since my advanced age does not allow me a way of dynamically reacting (although if a fellow Greek were to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be right behind him), I see no other solution than this dignified end to my life, so I don’t find myself fishing through garbage cans for my sustenance. I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945”
(Note: Tsolakoglou was the first collaborationist prime minister during Germany’s occupation of Greece during the Second World War and the 77-year-old man compared the currently assigned prime minister Papademos to the traitor Tsolakoglou.)


this post’s photo is by @iptamenos3
learn more about this story through this real-time storify post or through twitter via #syntagma hastag
BBC article about the 40% suicide surge in Greece 

4 april 2012,

Today, in #syntagma square, just next to the Greek parliament, a 77 year old man shot himself in the head. His last words, according to passers-by, were “I don’t want to leave a debt on my children”. Since this morning, people have swarmed around the tree, next to which the man took his own life, leaving notes and silently honoring his memory.

His suicide note reads:

"The Tsolakoglou government has annihilated all traces for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone paid for 35 years with no help from the state. And since my advanced age does not allow me a way of dynamically reacting (although if a fellow Greek were to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be right behind him), I see no other solution than this dignified end to my life, so I don’t find myself fishing through garbage cans for my sustenance. I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945”

(Note: Tsolakoglou was the first collaborationist prime minister during Germany’s occupation of Greece during the Second World War and the 77-year-old man compared the currently assigned prime minister Papademos to the traitor Tsolakoglou.)


this post’s photo is by @iptamenos3

learn more about this story through this real-time storify post or through twitter via #syntagma hastag

BBC article about the 40% suicide surge in Greece 


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5 oct 2011,
yet another impressive photo taken on one of the most dynamic days of the greek resistance.

5 oct 2011,

yet another impressive photo taken on one of the most dynamic days of the greek resistance.

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30 jan 2012,
gazing to the future

30 jan 2012,

gazing to the future

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16 jan 2012,
in #Syntagma on a Solidarity food distribution to homeless people by caring citizens (O allos anthropos).
Two days later, in Exarcheia sq. the greek police harassed and arrested volunteers of this solidarity initiative while they were giving food to the poor and homeless people. (read article - in greek)
Don’t ask why. It’s just the way the things are in Greece right now. Policemen are bullying people vicariously, especially in Exarcheia and in Athens downtown. This regime wants the citizens locked inside their homes, scared and obedient. 
We say NO

16 jan 2012,

in #Syntagma on a Solidarity food distribution to homeless people by caring citizens (O allos anthropos).

Two days later, in Exarcheia sq. the greek police harassed and arrested volunteers of this solidarity initiative while they were giving food to the poor and homeless people. (read article - in greek)

Don’t ask why. It’s just the way the things are in Greece right now. Policemen are bullying people vicariously, especially in Exarcheia and in Athens downtown. This regime wants the citizens locked inside their homes, scared and obedient. 

We say NO

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xmas 2011,
#syntagma crossing the street 
photo by @MarianaFaithful

xmas 2011,

#syntagma crossing the street 

photo by @MarianaFaithful

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unknown date,
me and my natural surroundings in the years of Democracy of the money

unknown date,

me and my natural surroundings in the years of Democracy of the money

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unknown date,
me in the middle of everything

unknown date,

me in the middle of everything

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27 oct 2011,
barking at the dogs
photo by Marian Grozos

27 oct 2011,

barking at the dogs

photo by Marian Grozos

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15 june 2011,
this smoking things, very annoying

15 june 2011,

this smoking things, very annoying

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Dec 2009,
among others at #syntagma
photo by George Moutafis

Dec 2009,

among others at #syntagma

photo by George Moutafis

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May 2010,
flying fire at #syntagma
photo by George Moutafis

May 2010,

flying fire at #syntagma

photo by George Moutafis

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May 2010,
#syntagma smoke ahead
photo by George Moutafis

May 2010,

#syntagma smoke ahead

photo by George Moutafis

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june 2010,
a line of riot cops at #syntagma and me
photo by George Moutafis

june 2010,

a line of riot cops at #syntagma and me

photo by George Moutafis

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unknown date,
front line at #syntagma
photo by George Moutafis

unknown date,

front line at #syntagma

photo by George Moutafis

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5 oct 2011,
defending #syntagma
photo by spirofoto

5 oct 2011,

defending #syntagma

photo by spirofoto

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