Friday, March 09, 2007

Flags, Flames, and Fumes. Student Activism in Greece.

A masked protester throws a rock at police next to a cloud of tear gas in Athens March 8, 2007. Greek students protesting against university reforms hurled petrol bombs and rocks on Thursday at riot police, who retaliated by firing tear gas as parliament voted in the new education bill.

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At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say this. I love this site but it practices horrible security culture. They are rioting and risking their freedom. BLOCK OUT THEIR FACES SO THEY CAN"T BE IDENTIFIED!!! I don't care if these pics are on other sites. Don't make it any easier for the bacon.

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't care about the demonstrators. We just like violence :)

At 1:12 AM, Blogger johanna said...

Thanks for the link -- I was able to get online for an hour while I was in Athens, but it cost me five eu and I had profs to keep in touch with, too...and I had trouble finding pictures of any kind, and the local tv media were apparently napping.

Any newsstand that you find in Athens has papers that typically just have sports players on the front of them because, like us, they are sports-obsessed (although they take it to a whole new level)...and, much like your second anonymous commentor, are more in it for the potential violence than anything else. I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same...

I'll give you a good write-up with what little footage I have when I get a chance, Sister. I'm working on a short documentary about modern Greek life that I'll need to find a narrator with a good voice for...mine doesn't record well.

Now, let's see if blogger will let me post on our blog today. The last time I tried it denied me...


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