Monday, May 30, 2011

More than 30,000 Greeks take the center of Athens

Athens. .- Some 30,000 people, police said, more as protesters have gone to the streets Sunday in Athens to protest the Greek political class. The demonstration has been called through social networks, as well as in Spain, and the participants cited the movement as a reference 15M. "We've had enough.

The politicians are laughing at us. If things continue like this, our future will be very hard," said one of demonstrators gathered outside the headquarters of the Greek Parliament in Syntagma Square, while his teammates chanted " Thieves, thieves! ". This is the fifth day of protests in Syntagma Square and this time they have been joined by a Spanish group who wanted to express solidarity with the merger.

The demand has developed in a festive atmosphere very different from earlier protests in which radical groups clashed with security forces. "People were outraged, but needed motivation to express themselves. The Spanish have given us that motivation," said Argyrou Iphigenia, an insurance agent.

"We're not asleep. We are awake. The IMF must go. There are solutions without them," he argued. Greece has been subjected to a severe fiscal adjustment plan, condition for the loan of 110,000 million approved by the EU and the International Monetary Fund. Now, the Greek Socialist Government is preparing a new package of privatization and spending cuts to meet the demands of these international bodies.

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