Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Days of anti-neoliberal resistance in Greece

PEOPLE in Greece are saying 'no' to the insidious neoliberal 'austerity' measures being imposed on them via their corrupt parliament.

On Tuesday, as the 48-hour national strike began, fierce battles broke out on the streets of Athens as police once again demonstrated the limits to 'democracy' in a capitalist state.

Stun grenades and tear gas were used in huge amounts as thuggish riot cops repeatedly tried to clear Syntagma Square. Clashes went on late into the night.

Wednesday, when politicians are expected to vote through the measures despite massive opposition from the population, is likely to see even more dramatic clashes.

Updates are being posted on From the Greek Streets.

Live streaming from Syntagma can be seen here.