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Meanwhile, At The Greece 'Mass Strike' Protest-Cam

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Tens of thousands of Greeks are in the streets (according to various media and livestreams - expected to grow to 100,000) and what was a peaceful (though loud) protest against the 'criminal TROIKA' appears to have begun sporadically to turn a little ugly as police are organizing and smoke (believed to be tear gas and petrol bombs being exchanged) is seen in the Square. The live-stream shows hundreds of riot police as the protesters begin to arrive in the main Square.

Livestream is down for now...


here is RT earlier:




Some clips recorded earlier:




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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 07:58 | 2831237 Debtonation
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Do they think the government has the money to pay them?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 07:59 | 2831241 gojam
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The riot police or the striking protesters ?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:01 | 2831255 Debtonation
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Given that so much of Greece is state controlled I'm just assuming they are public sector workers that are going on strike. Why else would someone protest a strike in front of the Acropolis?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:03 | 2831261 Oh regional Indian
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:-) Clever handle there Debtonation.


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:21 | 2831286 GetZeeGold
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Clever handle there Debtonation.


In trying needs to get inventive.


If the riots didn't work the first time......I hardly think it's going to work again.


Worth a shot though I suppose.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:56 | 2831410 Dr. Richard Head
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Seems the police are back on their heals during this protest, moreso than the protests of last year.  Many more explosions being seen, while the police scramble. 

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:45 | 2831596 RingPeace
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You could also replace the word "riots" with the words "quantitative easing"?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:05 | 2831268 gojam
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Let's face it there are fewer and fewer Greeks with jobs who can go on strike....................yet the protests are getting bigger and bigger.

Here is an alternative live feed which is less static -

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:21 | 2831512 redd_green
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For a second there I thought you wrote "... fewer and fewer Geeks...".  

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:48 | 2831945 mjcOH1
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'Strike' is probably the wrong expression.   It's more of a begger's riot.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 14:03 | 2832861 Taterboy
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The protests are because the Greeks found the banks are no longer giving out Spiderman beach towels for new accounts.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:32 | 2831334 MeetTozter
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Has the EU made a secret funding arrangement to the Athen's police?  Are they now Rompuy's Raiders?


Don't you think that somehow the Riot Police will be paid if "unrest comes to Camden, NJ? 

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:09 | 2831467 astoriajoe
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It won't be a municipal force, it will be a federal DHS force, so no funding problem. If you look closely on the patch sewn on their arm it says "ctrlP"

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:52 | 2831960 CrashisOptimistic
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Can we please stop with the bullshit?

This is not violence. When blood flows from bullet holes in elite skulls, that is violence.

This is just a bunch of people walking in the street littering and talking loudly.

Let's not call that violence. Let's wait to see blood flow before we declare violence. Nothing will change until that violence appears.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:26 | 2831827 MassDecep
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Study these clips hard Amerikans, it will be much worse here, when TSHTF. So many blinded sheeple...

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:52 | 2831964 mjcOH1
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I think it'll be a lot more orderly here.   The government will confiscate savings through inflation.   The EBT cards will be filled with inflation adjusted electronic dollars.    If you're a 'donor' you'll keep on toiling away and be too busy to riot.   If you're a 'beneficiary', you'll avoid rioting for fear of having your Ripple and donuts supply cut off.   Let the good times roll.  

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:53 | 2831967 CrashisOptimistic
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There is nothing for Americans to learn from these photos.

Americans own guns.  It is the rest of the world that will learn from Americans.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:45 | 2832251 foodstampbarry
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Obama voters in 42 days.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 07:59 | 2831242 ParkAveFlasher
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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:01 | 2831253 samcontrol
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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:14 | 2831292 GetZeeGold
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Ouzo......and lots of it!

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 07:59 | 2831243 BandGap
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The Greeks don't want no freaks.

How fucked up is a country where the government has no money and the tax collectors go on strike?

Hump day in the real world.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 07:59 | 2831244 RSloane
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Greece is rioting? Surely this is news.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:20 | 2831301 GetZeeGold
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Beats hearing the latest about Lindsay Lohan.....and Madonna stripping for Obama.


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:48 | 2831387 RSloane
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Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:52 | 2831401 GetZeeGold
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Double dog dare you.


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:00 | 2831245 westboundnup
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Funny. I never learned how to spell "secession" because I never thought I would need to use it.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:00 | 2831246 slaughterer
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When winter comes the protesters will pack it up to look for shelter.  

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:02 | 2831260 samcontrol
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Autumn in Greece is plenty warm enough.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:01 | 2831251 francis_sawyer
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In this sweet 'ol country

where I come from

Nobody ever works

& nothin gets done


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:56 | 2832303 Pharming
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Actually one of my favorite Stones tunes.  Thank you for putting that one in my head.  

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:01 | 2831254 slaughterer
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Season 4 of "Euro Crisis": honey, is this really better than NFL?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:05 | 2831267 samcontrol
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oh ,but it will be!

With or without the cheating zebras.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:14 | 2831293 slaughterer
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where are the cheerleaders?  and the refs?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:26 | 2831314 GetZeeGold
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Screw them......just send us Hank Williams Jr.....aka Bocephus.


Then roll the credits....cause that's all we want to see.


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:01 | 2831258 Oh regional Indian
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Un-necessary in the end. Greeks would have been happy drinking Ouzo and sailing ships and squeezing olives. Then came the Euro and it's "free-money" zone, lead by Germany/UK/France.

Like pouring fuel to the mediterranean lazy fire. Everywhere actually. All "hot-country" people, who can neither move at the pace or understand the pathalogical mind of the money-men.

Till it's too late. Like now.


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:17 | 2831297 cossack55
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So, then, is Iceland a "hot country" because of geothermal and volcanos or a "cold country" since the Arctic is next door. Maybe just a rational "fuck the banksters" country? Hmmm....

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:54 | 2831406 Oh regional Indian
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People from colder climes (especially where it snows/ices over) have a very different attitude to everything.

Neither is better or worse, it just is.

People in tropical climes lead slower lives, it's really obvious, no? Who the heck wants to sweat and huff and puff, especially when nature is so naturally bountiful?


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:02 | 2831259 zorba THE GREEK
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Looks pretty mild to me. We need to get this party going.

Waiter...OOZO for everyone, Zorba's buying.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:04 | 2831264 lailapa
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GREECE ranks among the witches of Salem

Germans plunge Europe into a new Medieval Era. Protestants have once again taken up their favorite sport, witch hunt.

Are they ready to take that risk ?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:14 | 2831282 magpie
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Then get back to classical antiquity.

Choose either Hellas' freedom or the Medes' (IMF/ECBs) 'silver'.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:08 | 2831278 Catullus
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Austerity: not giving money you don't have. Which to Keynesians is "insanity" because you can just imagineer money. It's obvious that austerity is just your mental deficiency. Plus, you don't have a regular column in the NYT or Noble Prize in Economics, idiot.

Can Krugman go on another magic mystery tour of Europe where he tells them how austerity is counterproductive? It's only getting funnier by the hour.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:40 | 2831362 insanelysane
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The definition of austerity has been corzined.  Austerity is actually not spending money you have, almost being a miser.  

The MSM has redefined it to mean having a balanced budget or spending every penny you make.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:37 | 2831420 hapless
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Nope.  Austerity means running a smaller deficit than some recent extreme.

[Edit]  Don't believe me?

"Cash-Strapped French Socialists Face Reality of Austerity - CNBC July 25,2012"

"Hollande's government has embarked on one of the biggest reductions in the deficit that modern France has ever seen as the government struggles to cut the budget gap to 3 percent of GDP ... next year from 4.5 percent this year despite a deteriorating growth outlook."

So in fact, what constitutes "austerity" is governed by excesses of the past, with each new level of excess relaxing the definition of austerity.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:13 | 2831288 blindman
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throwing off the yoke of ponzi money
is different than needing money. /wanting/subscribing
to money that which is not necessarily the domain
of money.
or is it the yoke of debt that is a problem? looks like the "government" has some more explaining to do.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:15 | 2831295 sudzee
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Greek police need to be the front line of austerity by accepting an 80% pay decrease.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:19 | 2831302 Peter Pan
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Greece should print its own money instead of asking for the money of others. In this way two lessons will be learned. The first will be learned by disappointed lenders who will get nothing and the second will be learned by the Greeks who will now have to work and earn their way in the real world and pay the price for anything they do and everything they buy instead of leaning on others.



Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:37 | 2831348 new game
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and these leasons will be taught to a country near you. when the student needs a lesson the teacher(markets) will arrive.

but until then the game goes on; debt monetized to keep it going. the money will ALWAYS FLOW TO THE BESt RETurn.

the swiss know, wall street knows, do you?

hedge accordingly...


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:59 | 2831416 Peter Pan
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Yes, printing brings its own lessons. The more you print the more you have to keep on printing until the folly of your ways is exposed. This is why the Greeks when returning to the drachma  will not be able to trade their way out of trouble unless they discipline their whole nation to give up their bad old ways and allow the market to dictate outcomes.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:23 | 2831309 20-20 Hindsight
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Never mind the mass demonstrations, which always prove useless in the end.  People get hurt for nothing, as it becomes a war of attrition between the mob and the cops who are only there to follow their masters' order -- fully aware that they consider themselves "lucky" to still have a job.  

Why isn't anyone targetting the banksters directly?  And I do mean directly.  

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:07 | 2832020 mjcOH1
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Because they'd like for someone to give them more money than they're earning, and although they''re foolish enough to believe rioting will get them someone (Germany's) else's savings, they're not quite petulent enough yet to actually beat the money out of an individual.   That will come, and be just as unproductive.   At that point they'll go neighbor to neighbor until there's no one else's savings left to redistribute.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:46 | 2831379 Bastiat009
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30k people. Honestly, that's not much. Let's see what happens later.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 08:46 | 2831380 Manbarepig
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Anyone else read the title of the post in the Super Friends narrator's voice?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:09 | 2831465 Grand Supercycle
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Due to recent central bank intervention and short covering spikes, these daily charts are extremely overextended and significant correction expected very soon:


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:38 | 2831582 Chump
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All of your charts give bearish warnings that point to IMPENDING SELL OFF ZOMG every single week, barring "central bank intervention."  That's the whole fucking point.  This pig would be dead and slaughtered and shitted out already if not for central bank intervention.  Welcome to ZH, 3 years later.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:41 | 2831904 monkeyboy
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But he might be right this week......

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:17 | 2831502 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Where's Riot Dog!

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:09 | 2832032 mjcOH1
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Fo dog?   :)

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:29 | 2831542 web bot
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It's cute.... sort of fun to watch these videos... sort of like watching Survivor...but wait until this shit hits our shore, you won't be so cavalier about it then. This is ugly stuff and is going to get a lot worse with no end in sight.

The best Greece could do is default... which means screw the bankers and reset. It will be painful but nothing compared to what is coming unless they take action. Same for Spain.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:38 | 2831576 rsnoble
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Just goes to show you that the banksters will literally let you and your family starve to death to protect themselves.

When this shit hits the US I won't be taking part in the protests.  Judging by these other countries the gov'ts do what they want regardless and with a bunch of trigger happy homeland security agents in the US you'll just end up dead or in a camp.

Nope, im just gona hole up out here in the country with my like minded neighbors and when shit comes our way deal with it.  Probably end up dead but not much else you can do.  Oh well. Who needs the renaissance festival for entertainment lmao.  Speaking of which I need to get off my ass this am and get to work in my shop.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:45 | 2831598 Chump
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No kidding, by the time the riots start it's already all over but the crying (from the tear gas, batons to the head, rubber bullets to the nuts, etc.).  The time to riot was sooooooo freaking long ago.  I put it at when TARP was passed despite 300-1 public sentiment against.  But no, American Idol was on or some famous person got caught topless on vacation.

I'm holing up as well.  No need to be a test subject.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:31 | 2831548 rsnoble
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Instead of rioting against the kings worker ants and getting your ass beat, why don't these people grow a brain and devise some other plan--such as finding out where some of their favorite assholes are at, obtain a few high power rifles with scopes and then blow their fucking heads off?  That would be much more effective than fighting a bunch of poor bastards just trying to make a paycheck that's easily replaced with another.

I have a feeling when this is all over people will wish they had responded in such a way.  Of course if ww3 comes about it would not had mattered.  Everyone is pretty much fkd at this point it looks like.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:31 | 2831550 rgbensonaz
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I can't wait for our turn!

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:41 | 2831586 Fist full of CDOs
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Mass strike. How could we tell? 

Could be a wedding for all we know....

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:50 | 2831618 helping_friendl...
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The Greeks know how to Roll!!!!

The Police are crapping their shorts afraid they will turn into a human candle.

They can't afford food but, they can afford petrol?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:27 | 2832134 mjcOH1
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They seem to have decided that throwing olives at the police won't get them a bigger government check each month, but that throwing gas may.

If I were a German politician, handing out my constituents savings to a group of non-Germans who lived beyond their means and neither appreciate the bailout nor are willing to change their ways, I'd be putting a "no further aid if you keep burning shit down and asking us to pay for it" clause at the top of a list of other equally unacceptable (to the Greeks) terms for the next bailout package.  

Time to cut the cord and let the Greeks figure it out for themselves.   Let them print their own money.    Let them steal or nationalize each others property.   If they make their loan payments, they can talk about new loans at levels that reflect the real (astronomical) risk to their creditors.   If they default....not a penny more.   Since they've found religion and will live within their means from now on that shouldn't be a problem, right?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 09:51 | 2831627 Cone of Uncertainty
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Can we get some real bloodshed over in Greece already, I want to see some blood and guts and fcuking heads rolling, not this firecracker in a bottle bullshit, when is the real revolt going to take place?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:24 | 2831807 orangegeek
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This is just union gunk.


When deflation kicks into high speed, then it's going to hit the fan.


And it won't be a protest - it will be mass riots.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:49 | 2832266 foodstampbarry
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Socialism bitchezz!

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:57 | 2832307 ThaBigPerm
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RT also has some popcorn-worthy footage from Spain overnight:

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 01:12 | 2834559 AgShaman
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Governments have run outta "OPM"

Other Peoples Money

The serfs are reaching "maximum potential" unpleasant purging awaits us all

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 06:56 | 2834750 matrix2012
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i just imagine that those banskters were resting comfortably in their rooms while watching this street show fighting among the same countrymen of the victimized nations, watching dully while bitching that the harsher actions should be taken instead! They may be thinking why not "sacrifying some chickens to scare away the monkeys!"

Poor Greek! Poor Spaniard! Poor World!

As long as the entire world does not take actions against the ultimate source of the cancer, the messes will just carry on and get more intense until one day it's all too late... the Death Star formation is completed and in effect. We all may not be pretty far away from it.

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