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Live, From Athens, It's Syntagma Afternoon!

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For that warm, cushy, emphatic, teargas-induced emphysema feeling of being there... but not quite. Courtesy of Covering Delta, here are some video clips from the heart of the action.

The description:

I was able to get some additional film footage, again from my iPhone. It wasn’t safe to film on the square, even if you were part of the crowd and were Greek. There was a lot of hostility against camera people. Again, I think only anarchists and provocateurs were responsible for this violence. They were even throwing things at people who were filming form their hotel balconies.

Some of the footage includes explosions, which I assume was where all the tear gas was coming from. The amount of chemicals in the air turned all our eyes red at one point, and it became increasingly hard to breath.

Soon after taking the last of these videos, we were forced to leave, as the crowd was pushed up from Stadiou by more police units. From what I understand, people have returned to the square now, but the amount of tear gas in the air has a lot of people tweeting, asking for masks and malox solution.

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Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:07 | 1371295 TooBearish
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Ty some shite going down Re Ireland Fin Minster wanting to haircut bond holders

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1371309 Mae Kadoodie
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Aruba, Syntagma ooo I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Greek Isles off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Syntagma
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:25 | 1371356 Id fight Gandhi
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I wish I was a gas mask vender there. Good money in that. Them paper masks don't do the job.

Jack boots dealer would do well too.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 14:04 | 1371879 Problem Is
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A lab goggles, gas mask and bicycle helmet cart... You and I could make a fortune and finance our European vacation...

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:41 | 1371467 Sudden Debt
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A teargasbomb a day,

Keeps logic and sanity at bay.

 

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:51 | 1371496 serotonindumptruck
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So does live fire with hard ammo.

That's coming soon to Greece.

This is just getting started.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:46 | 1371474 Franken_Stein
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2000 people protesting in Barcelona in front of the regional parliament !

Holy shit !

The Euro !

 

The Euro tanking.

1,4202  -1,66%

 

 

Nuff said !

 

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:47 | 1371491 AldoHux_IV
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The system serves only a small group of people for the cost to many and it will end.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 13:15 | 1371651 MarketWizard
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Every single human being on earth who is not an elite bankster should be rooting for the Greeks!!!...You better believe if they have their way with the Greeks our asses are next!!!

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 15:37 | 1372305 GottaBKiddn
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The Greeks are like lab rats in a demonstration to the world what will happen if you don't play the slave game.

 

 

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 18:38 | 1372891 Chris88
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These idiots are just protesting in favor of more socialism and more debt; precisely why their country is screwed to begin with.  They are protesting because they believe they are entitled to other peoples' property.  "Bankers" didn't make the clowns over at the Greek government promise their citizens the world, and didn't make their citizens dumb enough to believe it and lazy enough to believe they deserve it.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 19:34 | 1373038 Rainman
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......Kalifornia here it comes !

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 19:34 | 1373043 andybev01
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Nah, didn't you see today's news out of Sacto?

They have solved all of our problems by hallowing out our school system.

Couldn't be simpler!

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 19:57 | 1373097 Rainman
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...anything to save the unsaveable public pensions. Call it the Moonbeam mandate. The legislature would not get paid after today without a budget....finally forced by the voters.

Viva la Kalifornia...!!

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