Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Greek PM, Giorgos Papandreou - Thessaloniki, Greece

As I was waiting to take pictures of Papandreou outside the Vellidio conference centre I had the strangest feeling that I was being followed. However, it seems that my paranoia had some basis in fact when I realised that every time I moved position or went to chat to other photographers one of the PM's security detail would discretely shift position as well.

It was a little like having my own bodyguard as wherever I went he went as well. I guess they security detail were afraid of a repeat of the shoe throwing scene on Saturday that was captured by a BBC cameraman.

The fact that just one TV crew and a foreign one at that managed to captured the event sent the ruling PASOK party and large sections of the local media into a conspiracy theory frenzy with presenters on both Mega and Skai channels claiming that the whole episode was manufactured by the BBC in order to embarrass the country.


konstantinos said...

it was just a shoe, whatsoever! Other PMs abroad had cakes thrown at them!!No, I am not suggesting anything! Just saying that these things happen when people are being tricked like that by their governors...

Cheryl said...

Always a conspiracy. *sigh*