Student March in Memory of the Glorious Day, in 1821, when the Greek Revolution began for Emancipation from the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays, a Greek "empire" has enslaved the Greek People.
This is the suicide note left behind by the man who ended his life at Syntagma Square this morning...
“The occupation government of Tsolakoglou* literally annihilated any possibility of my survival, which was based on a decent pension for which 35 years, I was paying (without any state aid).
I am of an age which does not give me the possibility of individual dynamic response (but of course I cannot rule out the possibility that if one Greek picked up a kalashnikov, I would not follow), I cannot find any other solution than a decent end, before I start searching the trash for food.
A man, 77 years, ended his life with a bullet in the head! The elderly man came down the stairs leading to the square and headed to the exit of the Metro station where and pulled the trigger!
Policemen and an ambulance rushed to the point but the man was already dead. The ambulance removed the corpse, which was transferred to the hospital of "Eyaggelismos" and from there to Athens Mortuary.
Live video from the center of Athens through STOPCARTEL TV-GR!
GSEE and ADEDY unionists are planning to gather at 5 pm at the Syntagma Square, while PAME will be at Omonia Square, at the same time.
In today's demonstration Greeks from all around the country will be gathered in Athens. Around 150 members of the Labour Center of Volos have already departed from their city with three buses, while many other groups from other cities will act the same...
Large demonstrations are also planned in many other Greek cities!
The crowd (almost 2000 people) was gathered outside the parliament shouting slogans against the government's policy, when the riot police started pushing the protesters away from Amalias Avenue between Syntagma Square and the Parliament in order to give it free to road!
The return of the Indignant people in Syntagma was the start of a new series of demonstrations.
The center of Athens reminds a battlefield since riots occurred during the anti-authoritarian march for the anniversary of three years from the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos.
The march arrived at the Parliament at 19.30 where some protesters with hoods began to throw Molotov cocktails to the police at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In addition, some people with hoodies caused damages in the marble hotel lobbies in Syntagma Square.
The police responded with chemical gas.
The media i Greece reported that 14 policemen were injured and there were 9 arrests and 6 detentions.
The protest march of GSEE and ADEDY is at Syntagma square by this time with more that 5000 people involved. Earlier the protest march of PAME, leaded by the leader of the communist party Aleka Papariga has been completed with more than 15000 people involved.
The main streets of the capital are closed. The Police has also closed the Metro stations Syntagma and Panepistimio for security reasons.
Thousands of protesters in Thessaloniki and other major cities of Greece.
In the meanwhile the Parliament is about to vote for the Budget 2012 which will include new income decreases for the employees and pensioners....
Live video from Syntagma: