Sunday, December 07, 2008
Greek riots - new developments
The rioting which started last night in Athens is still going on there and here in Thessaloniki. The national channels are now talking about cold blooded murder rather than self - defence. Mega channel has eye witness accounts of how the police officer who shot the 15 year old was not under attack at the time but rather got into an argument wit a group of teens and shot the kid.
To tell you the truth such a shocking accusation doesn't surprise me as the police has a terrible reputation for the use of violence and so extreme as the incident is it is hardly unprecedented.
I'm watching government representative Gerasimos Giakoumatos happily help lower New Democracy's poll ratings even further with a PR boomerang that is a joy to behold. The guy's arrogance and indifference is amazing.