Friday, January 18, 2013

The Greek I Won't Pay movement targets road tolls - Video of latest action

Despite the fact that Greece's economy has been shrinking for nearly six years, unemployment is at record levels and disposable income is dropping, the local and international corporations that control much of the nation's motorway network have repeatedly raise the cost of using these roads.

In an attempt to reverse this groups of Greek activists, part of the Den Plirono movement have resumed their protests at road tolls across the country, encouraging motorists to pass through without paying. This is a risky venture as many have been arrested and several are now facing civil and criminal court cases.

Those charged are facing the possibility of having to pay 500,000 euros each in damages and terms in prison for previous actions.

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