Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Huge Violent Riots In Greece, 20 People Trapped Inside Burning Athens Bank

How on earth can you convince other countries to bail you out, when this is your reaction to budget cuts?

The Greece riots are exploding into a new level of violence today. We'll grab pictures and video as the day, goes on, but the images look shocking, and according to AFP (via Bloomberg TV) there are 20 people inside of a burning Athens bank.

Reuters is also reporting people likely trapped inside of a building. We're not clear if it's the same one. more...


Corrugated Soundbite 5 May 2010 at 14:18  

I'm not sure what the deal is in Greece these days, but their old tax laws were very lax with only about half contributing anything to the State at all, near enough optionally. That's all fine - unless you want a bloated public sector which the Greeks have "enjoyed" for quite some years now. The price of having Goldman Sachs et al cook your books, I suppose.

I've been overrun with work stuff recently but have found a bit of time to catch up with events developing in Greece. Sounds crude, but it's fascinating in a morbid, formidable sort of a way. My advice to them would be to invest in tents and a fishing rod each. Same for Brits a year or so down the line.

The Network 5 May 2010 at 14:20  

Lol, and don't forget to grow your own! 1 December 2019 at 04:23  


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