The Syntagma Square Riotcam Is Baaaaaack

Tyler Durden's picture

You didn't think Athens would take to government plans to fire 120% of the working population quietly. As BLoomberg reports, Greeks walked off their jobs and as many as 20,000 marched through Athens’ central square to protest Prime Minister George Papandreou’s EU6.6b austerity plan. "They are blaming us, firing us with the result that we won’t be able to live," said Katerina Anastasopoulos, 53, who has worked at the Greek Transport Ministry for 28 years and joined the march on parliament. "They are taking away our livelihood, our life. We are all scared." The response, according to Reuters, was prompt: "Greek riot police fired teargas at a small group of rock-throwing youths on the central Syntagma Square in Athens, where thousands of striking workers marched to the parliament to protest against austerity measures on Wednesday."

For those who miss the laser pointed days of summer, here is the first live webcast of the day:

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Paralympic Equity's picture

I missed it, welcome back Syntagma square camera

achmachat's picture

it's ok. You can admit that you actually missed the riot dog.
We don't judge here.

Wakanda's picture

I miss Kanellos, the riot dog.  My neighbor has a lab/cattle dog mix that looks just like him.  She's kind like a lab, smart like a cattle dog, and beautifully proportioned.

12 days until Black Monday II

Paralympic Equity's picture

Beautiful dog, smarter then most humans I see everyday...Kanellos RIP

Grimbert's picture

I've just seen riot dog - he was to the far right of the square. Looked like him anyway.

tarsubil's picture

Yeap, I see him too and he looks pist.

pupton's picture

As first glace I thought it said "Stigmata" square...No heads getting cracked there right now, just 15 nazis blocking the stairs.  We need an Occupy Wall Street webcam.  I'd get out the popcorn for that debacle.

gared44's picture

Don't worry Tyler, coming soon to a square near u!

jm's picture

Ben's magical confetti can handle it.

jm's picture

In the back of every protester's mind are not ideas.

It is best summed up in these words, not divine:

"I don't care about anyone else, as long as I get mine."

gared44's picture

irrelevant JM, the result will be the same....

saiybat's picture

This is where Athenian democracy was born and look at what it has turned into. This cannot go unpunished.

cossack55's picture

Agreed. Democracy needs to be groud out under the remorseless bootheel of history. Carpe' Ouzo.

Minoan's picture

Shopkeepers around Syntagma,should make a statue of Tyler and all American and European blokes,who made this filthy square so famous.

Poor Grogman's picture

So many sheeple so little care
What is a bankster to do????

PaperBear's picture

People like this 53 year old guy should tell these youths to stop throwing rocks.

Be peaceful so that when the police force use violence on you then the rest of the population can see what real tyranny looks like.

MS7's picture

I believe the rock throwers are working with the police. Either that or they are opposed to the protests for their own stupid reasons. Without a doubt, they ruin every protest and are the reason why more people aren't in the streets. Having said that, some times actual protesters get mad and throw yoghurt or even a bottle at the police. But the unprovoked and extreme ones are not on the side of the protest.

johngaltfla's picture

Man, for Euros rioting they are a disappointing bunch. They need to call the Irish and learn how to do it properly.

doomz78's picture

Didn't the irish just remove their pants and undergarments, spread their cheeks with their own hands, and take the austerity up the wing hang???  As far as Im concerned I would rather die fighting then live on my knees.  The Greeks won't let them get away with this.  The Irish are a disgrace.

johngaltfla's picture

You should get out more open. They've been finding bombs all over Belfast for months now and the "new" IRA is seeing a surge in recruits. Not to mention this story below:

As Ireland collapses, 25-44 year olds flee the nation
FranSix's picture

Is it true?  Do unemployed people drive around on... scooters?

Black Forest's picture

Those are people from the tax authority searching for ink.

karzai_luver's picture

default dog and get it over with.


austerity=suck banksters at gunpoint.


one bite from default dog and that ends the foolish game.


get on with it greeks if you have any balls left.


Cassandra Syndrome's picture

What happens when they run out of money to pay the riot police?

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Jamie Dimon will skim some more cash off the US tax payers and then donate thos funds.  See?  Bankers can be philanthropic.

Wakanda's picture

There is a new riot dog!!!!!

It looks a lot like Kanellos, same color, a little more lanky.

12 days until Black Monday II

Troy Ounce's picture



12 days until Black Monday II

Your source?

walcott's picture


Greece is one big orgy. That's why the bankers want it. So the old geezer scumbag jew bankers can fuck all that hot young pussy for nothing.

Prostitue the world the nazi jews goal. They hate the entire human race and only live to exploit everybody who isn't one of them.


koperniuk666's picture

Interesting links; they certainly demand further research (if one is a free thinker).

But Judaism is no different from Islam or Christaianity. A critical review of ALL of their scriptures (not just the popular nice bits) will show that that are ALL repressive, racist, murderous, larcenous, deceitful and downright evil.

But thanks for highlighting Judaism. 

Even when I was a kid I wondered why the 'creator' of everything ( even distant galaxies like Abell 689 - a real beauty) bothered to give advice on goat husbandry to a bunch of desert ragheads . He didn't even mention that the world was round!


WTF? or it just me ?

zuuuueri's picture

you really know nothing about greece, do you? 


PaperBear's picture

Take lots of pictures and lots of video.

eddiebe's picture

"They" will never run out of money to pay the riot police. 

bania's picture

120% -> We're firing you, your kids, your kids' kids...

loftgroovv's picture

The Greek populace are an outrageous bunch.


For years their state-sector employees in particular have partied hard on the backs of northern Europeans, running up huge debt to finance lavish pay and working conditions. You wouldn’t believe what some of them are paid for what they actually do – before they retire at about 50.  The minute they are told to reign some of it back in, they take to the streets!


Poor old G-Pap. Having to try and reason with workshy people who have some bizarre notions of entitlement can’t be easy.

hourglass86's picture

While im against big public sector,defictis, debts and all that shit i dont believe that the problem is the Greek worker. The problem as you know is the banking mafia which is trying to occupy whats left of the Main Street.


Again im against big public sector but accusing the  people is just retarded.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Big banks helped Greek government in cooking the books and hiding their deficits, I doubt that big part of these deficits went to workers, but they were appointed to catch the downside in full and take the blame at the same time. Hence the outrage.

Martin Silenus's picture

I tune in and the first thing I see is Loukanikos, the current riot dog, running around barking at the cops.  Awesome.

NetDamage's picture

Looks like it´s raining today so no revolution imminent...

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"You can admit that you actually missed the riot dog."


I did! And I love the way he dodged tear gas cans. Rookie Wall St. protestors should take their cue from him as far as street fighting is concerned!


Otoh where's the CIA when we need it? They could set up a coup (like in 1967) and put THE ENTIRE Greek population to **hard** work! 365 days a year of hard work in factories, on large agricutural farms PRODUCING wealth instead of piggybacking off the other European countries.

In 10 years the German and French would be paid back and for once the whole world could say "thank you CIA"!


Next : set up coups in Spain Ireland Portugal Cyprus Illinois California etc

etc... ;-)

jm's picture

Zoom in on the hot girls.

Pretorian's picture

This is more interesting than FED Chairman  press conference. I hope they fight there way to freedom. 

Shylockracy's picture

Should be renamed Bankster Smegma Square.

LookingWithAmazement's picture

Watch that dog. He's baaaaaack too.

DanieliusV's picture

Riot dog is back!

shortus cynicus's picture

What a stupid idea to fire government workers.

If they are not working, ho is going to grant all the licenses required to make business?

If we don't get enough permissions to work, economy will immediately collapse.

What even worse, without government workers, how are we going to figure out what should we produce and consume?

It's a madness, hopeless madness.

doomz78's picture

The Austerity should be shared with the politicians, the bankers and the people.  33% shared 3 ways.  Not all dumped on the Greek peoples backs.  That is why violence is being resorted to.  

Or for people with common sense, Greece defaults on the debt,  they struggle for a few years and eventually regain their countries pride and sovereignty and rid themselves of the European Union, The IMF, and all the Banking vampire blood sucking squids that have trapped their country for the next 20 years.