Meanwhile... In Greece

Tyler Durden's picture

You know it's bad when the police are rioting against the new austerity measures assigned from Brussels...

As KeepTalkingGreece reports, tension between protesters from police, fire brigades and coast guard on one side and riot police on the other side broke out shortly after 8 o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday when the angry protesters tried to break the police cordon and enter the Greek Parliament.

Riot policemen and protesters pushed and shouted at each other, with protesters shouting “Disgrace! Disgrace!”

Members of of the Greek Police, the Fire Brigades and the Coast Guard marched to the Parliament on the general strike day protesting the new austerity package that will be voted on Thursday at the Parliament.

Three squads of riot police were deployed outside the Parliament to prevent their colleagues to enter the House.

It was due to the intervention of the coolest among the people form both sides that the situation did not get out of control.

Protesters were furious at Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, who had promised that there would be no wage cuts in the special payrolls. Kammenos had also promised them they would be paid retrospectively the wages cuts they had suffered due to the previous bailout agreements. The Supreme Court had ruled that they should be exempted from the cuts.

They chanted slogans against the Defense ?inister.

A day earlier, the Police Union had warned that the government will find them on the opposite side. According to Greek media, the government considers to add some last minutes modifications in the 4.90-billion euro omnibus bill to exempt the Armed Forces from further cuts in wages, pensions and some benefits.

On wonders, when police officers occupy a public building, what should the average unemployed, the low-pensioner and the mother in need do?

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Philo Beddoe's picture

Bring back Zeus. 

silverer's picture

The first thing you do as a citizen at a large demonstration is walk up to the cops, put your hand on their shoulder, and say "Don't worry, we're with you. We're going to fix this together". That really worries the shit out the people up in the towers sitting on their thrones.

kellys_eye's picture

Not when the EU start bussing in their own 'riot police' - which they will, probably German riot police at that - to put down ALL opposition.

This usually explains why, when asked questions face-to-face, the police say nothing...... the accent/lack of comprehension of the local language is a dead giveaway.

Synoia's picture

Which would clearly underscore the EU is little more than the German Empire.

wee-weed up's picture

Greece?? That's so... 2016!

Troy Ounce's picture

 

The population selected the fuckers. Now deal with it or STFU.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

When I see pics of Greece and the Venezuela I can't help to think that may be coming to a city near you Muricans.

meta-trader's picture

she was a waitress in a cocktail bar now she owns a jet... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

abyssinian's picture

Greek people are fucking weird! They voted yes for the assfuck without lube, and now they are rioting over assfuck without lube!  Make up your damn Greek mind! 

firefightergr's picture

They have been lied like everybody else on this planet.

Liars politicians,stupid voters

 

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

When you have been lied to by politicians like getting Free Healthcare, Free Obama Phones, Free College Tuition.......  Only the Emotional Liberal Dimms believe it and then get pissed when they don't get it.  Those of us who believe logical thinking makes more sense see right thru it and plan accordingly.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

There's a reason why there's a saying "going Greek."

Jaspergers's picture

That's like pointing out that american's voted Bush and Obama twice and Hillary won popular vote while trump won LOL. The majority is misinformed and/or retarded.

Turn on any greek tv or radio station for a few minutes and you'll understand why greece is greece.

Anyway, we're all headed for a BLOODY reset and I'd rather be in Greece for that than anywhere else . . .  It's not a bad place for a prepper who can blend in.

Beloved ZHers I'm afraid we won't get to enjoy gold to da moon and hillary et al behind bars without a lot of pain. 

LawsofPhysics's picture

From the very society that invented "bread and circuses"...

LOL!!!

"Full Faith and Credit"

same as it ever was...

RICKYBIRD's picture

That was the Romans. The phrase (Lat: panem et circenses) appears in Juvenal's Satires (c. 100 AD)

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

And while we're citing the Romans - the concept of not being able to travel without having cleared all your taxes was a ship's Captain showing the Roman  harbor master  Pass Port docs.   And it's coming back

chubbar's picture

Here in the US, they already pull your passport if you owe 50K or more in taxes to the non-governmental organization called the IRS.

SmittyinLA's picture

Those are the only groups that haven't taken a haircut in the NWO, them and the judiciary, and the University people, they're next.

Buck Johnson's picture

The enforcers are seeing how they are expendable also.  I laugh at this and continue to laugh. 

onewayticket2's picture

leftism is great....right up until the money runs out.

...and yet, the left never learns.

LawsofPhysics's picture

LOL!!!!!

define "money".

Fuck the central bankers/financiers!  Nothing but useless fucking paper-pushing middlemen in the modern monetary system, fuck em!

A. Boaty's picture

Laws, quit dropping hints. What do you really think?

Agent P's picture

I thought they fixed Greece like four or five years ago???

Catherine2007's picture

How can a country be fixed with IMF tranches? Only buried deeper...

aliens is here's picture

Submit you MF you people deserves to rule by the Krauts. Damn sheeples should have see it coming years ago.

TheSilentMajority's picture

Good times or bad, protesting whatever has been part of the daily ritual for greeks for millenium.

kindasketchy's picture

At least they get involved somehow. Americans dont get involved unless it's something like their favorite tv show getting cancelled.

edotabin's picture

Yeah, if they were so involved and if this involvement mattered, how the hell did they wind up like this?

silverer's picture

After all, what's a cop but your neighbor with a uniform?

venturen's picture

socialism always ends so well

rmopf2010's picture

The Downvotes, should leave an example where socialism indeed worked !!!

So we can be enligthened

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

I didn't down vote but would put forth the USSR.  Apparently they run everything

JohnGaltUk's picture

The trouble with Socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money.

underthevolcano's picture

This isn't the result of 'socialism', it is the result of massive, rampant, crony capitalism.

rmopf2010's picture

So many socialist downvoting in this thread, examples where socialism did work ?????

2ndamendment's picture

Is there a single group of employees that is NOT unionized in Greece? Everyone with their hand out, and no one left to pay..... 

Azannoth's picture

The list of people supporting the system is shrinking by the day.. soon there will be nobody between us and them

markovchainey's picture

You HAVE to pay the enforcers. They keep us little people at bay. 

DutchMadness's picture

They should get paid what their neighbours get per month in Albania: 100 euro per month. And no pensions or benefits. They lied there way into the EU and Euro. Sell your Porches and get back on your donkey. 

LawsofPhysics's picture

"They lied there way into the EU and Euro" ---  You do realize that Goldman Sachs DID THEIR BOOKS AND HAS MADE TRILLIONS from getting them into the EZ...

That's a good sheep, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Gave you a green but remember the Greeks themselves lived high on the hog on borrowed money once they got into the EU.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

All the PIIGS did - and Ireland was no slouch in gettung their nose in the trough.

jusman's picture

Yes - with the European banks all promoting easy credit to a people who never had access to easy credit.  "Take the vacation you always wanted, but a Mercedes" etc.  And so the Greeks swallowed the bait and are now debt slaves as a people and as a country.  Purely as planned....

 

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

And Mario Draghi was the lead GS guy - you couldn't make this shit up

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

"Sell your Porches...."

Why should they sell their porches? Is sitting outside really that offensive to you?

ThirdWorldDude's picture

In an Agenda21 world, that luxury is reserved for the (((elites))).