Thursday, 22 December 2011

'These kids are absolutely fucked'


A NEW video on the street revolt in Greece has been published on Vimeo by Ross Domoney.

On December 6th 2008 a police shooting of a 16 year old innocent boy in Athens started a two-week revolt in cities around Greece.

The film, featured on the From the Greek Streets blog, explains how anger at his death was combined with the frustration of a new generation for whom the future is bleak.  "These kids are absolutely fucked."

Three years on people march in remembrance of Alexis Grigoropoulos. Greece now is very much in social and economic turmoil, with all parts of the community sharing the rage of the youth.

The streets look like a war zone as petrol bombs and rocks are hurled at the hated riot cops - often far right extremists in state uniforms. 

Where will it all end? Nobody can know.

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