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The Syntagma Square Riotcam Is Baaaaaack

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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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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:03 | 1740489 Paralympic Equity
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I missed it, welcome back Syntagma square camera

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:08 | 1740501 achmachat
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it's ok. You can admit that you actually missed the riot dog.
We don't judge here.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:17 | 1740509 Wakanda
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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

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:23 | 1740521 Paralympic Equity
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Beautiful dog, smarter then most humans I see everyday...Kanellos RIP

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:32 | 1740546 Grimbert
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I've just seen riot dog - he was to the far right of the square. Looked like him anyway.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:44 | 1741046 tarsubil
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Yeap, I see him too and he looks pist.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:59 | 1741109 pupton
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:06 | 1740492 gared44
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Don't worry Tyler, coming soon to a square near u!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:09 | 1740502 jm
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Ben's magical confetti can handle it.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:13 | 1740506 gared44
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for how long??

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:22 | 1740512 jm
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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."

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:35 | 1740557 gared44
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irrelevant JM, the result will be the same....

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:06 | 1740496 saiybat
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This is where Athenian democracy was born and look at what it has turned into. This cannot go unpunished.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:34 | 1740552 cossack55
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Agreed. Democracy needs to be groud out under the remorseless bootheel of history. Carpe' Ouzo.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:07 | 1740498 Minoan
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Shopkeepers around Syntagma,should make a statue of Tyler and all American and European blokes,who made this filthy square so famous.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:07 | 1740499 Poor Grogman
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So many sheeple so little care
What is a bankster to do????

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:08 | 1740500 PaperBear
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:55 | 1741088 MS7
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:10 | 1740503 johngaltfla
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Man, for Euros rioting they are a disappointing bunch. They need to call the Irish and learn how to do it properly.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:20 | 1740516 doomz78
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:49 | 1740738 johngaltfla
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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
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:16 | 1740507 FranSix
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Is it true?  Do unemployed people drive around on... scooters?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:10 | 1740626 Black Forest
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Those are people from the tax authority searching for ink.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:17 | 1740508 karzai_luver
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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.

 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:18 | 1740511 Cassandra Syndrome
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What happens when they run out of money to pay the riot police?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:54 | 1740759 Dr. Richard Head
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Jamie Dimon will skim some more cash off the US tax payers and then donate thos funds.  See?  Bankers can be philanthropic.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:21 | 1740514 Wakanda
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There is a new riot dog!!!!!

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

12 days until Black Monday II

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:09 | 1740637 Troy Ounce
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12 days until Black Monday II

Your source?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:20 | 1740515 walcott
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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.

 

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:51 | 2110360 koperniuk666
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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!

Cunt!

WTF? or it just me ?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:03 | 1741359 zuuuueri
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you really know nothing about greece, do you? 

 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:24 | 1740518 Negro Primero
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:23 | 1740520 PaperBear
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Take lots of pictures and lots of video.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:27 | 1740530 eddiebe
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"They" will never run out of money to pay the riot police. 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:27 | 1740531 bania
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120% -> We're firing you, your kids, your kids' kids...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:32 | 1740545 loftgroovv
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:55 | 1740604 hourglass86
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:23 | 1740937 BorisTheBlade
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:41 | 1740573 Martin Silenus
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I tune in and the first thing I see is Loukanikos, the current riot dog, running around barking at the cops.  Awesome.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:44 | 1740579 NetDamage
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Looks like it´s raining today so no revolution imminent...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:04 | 1740581 Volaille de Bresse
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"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... ;-)

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:48 | 1740592 jm
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Zoom in on the hot girls.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:54 | 1740603 Pretorian
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This is more interesting than FED Chairman  press conference. I hope they fight there way to freedom. 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 07:56 | 1740608 Shylockracy
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Should be renamed Bankster Smegma Square.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:04 | 1740627 LookingWithAmazement
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Watch that dog. He's baaaaaack too.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:06 | 1740631 DanieliusV
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Riot dog is back!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:14 | 1740645 shortus cynicus
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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.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:27 | 1740670 doomz78
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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. 

 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:15 | 1740648 Fips_OnTheSpot
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KTG is now live-blogging "because riots could break out" (note: times are in UTC+3)

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2011/10/05/athens-protests-stones-tear-...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:27 | 1740669 junkyardjack
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Boy they sure didn't think ahead, all the rioters seem to be holding cameras.  That's not going to be very handy when trying to throw stones at the police

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 08:36 | 1740697 Troy Ounce
Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:06 | 1740831 Fips_OnTheSpot
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Al Jazeera English is now live in Athens, too --> http://www.aljazeera.com/watch_now/

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:16 | 1740890 Instant Wealth
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riot dawg is back - just saw him !

*wuff*

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:22 | 1740921 s0lspot
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Blame the banksters not the common mothers & fathers trying to improve their lifestyles, with OR without the Euro. Greeks work more hours per year than germans or frenchs. Check out the OECD stuff if you don't believe me. They also retire the oldest in Europe, 67 or 68 on average.

Anglosaxons blaming the nest of democracy is really not appropriate ; please check out debt ratio of UK/US Vs GDP and compare that to Greece. We have to go beyond the blaming...blaming is acting exactly like the irresponsible people we despise.

Greeks got fucked in the booboo by their elites just like the others. Focus on what unites, not on the opposite.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:02 | 1741596 zuuuueri
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spot on.

 

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 09:32 | 1740994 Instant Wealth
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Honk if you`re not wearing underwear

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:15 | 1741662 Volaille de Bresse
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The Greek police are starting to lose it since they beat up cameramen and photoreporters from Greece and from abroad. 

 

Next step? State dislocation and utter anarchy?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:16 | 1741673 valley chick
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Is it 12,000 in loss jobs?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:31 | 1741776 drider
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Its funny that the live feed is set up by a journalist that works for the Kathemirini newspaper. One of the best newspapers in Greece to read except for the pro-troika and pro-government columnists propaganda...

Hey you, terminate the feed! The protest is over!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 14:14 | 1742134 valley chick
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how is it 120% ?  Or was this suppose to be 12% ? 

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