ProceedApathy’s Blog

December 15, 2008

NO ONE WOULD RIOT FOR LESS

December 2008 Greek Riots

On the night of Saturday, December 6th, two Special Guards of the Greek police clashed with a small group of young men. The exact details of what took place are still unclear, but it is known that one of the Guards fired three shots, and one of those bullets caused the death of 15-year-old Alexander Grigoropoulos – whether the injury was made by an accidental ricochet or deliberate shot remains to be determined. The two Guards are now in jail awaiting trial, the shooter charged with homicide. This incident sparked an immediate and widespread response in the form of angry demonstrations and riots in many Greek cities that have continued at varying levels to this day – though dimming in intensity recently. Alexander’s death appears to have been a catalyst, unleashing widespread Greek anger towards many issues – police mistreatment of protesters, unwelcome education reforms, economic stagnation, government corruption and more.  Read the full story here.

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Death may come invisible or in the holy wall of fire, in the breath between the markers on some black i-80 mile, from the madness of the governments to the vengeance of the sea, everything is eclipsed by the shape of destiny.  -Bright Eyes

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3 Comments »

  1. those pictures are insane!

    Comment by jenZ — December 19, 2008 @ 1:23 am

  2. Wow, these pictures *are* intense. Who was the photographer? I mean, how could they be in the line of fire, like that, and still be okay?

    Comment by thebubblyterror — January 2, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

  3. i think each picture has the name of the photographer below it at the link i posted above: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/2008_greek_riots.html

    Comment by ProceedApathy — January 10, 2009 @ 2:50 pm


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