SURRENDER YOUR .32 AMMUNITION. I NEED TO SLAY GIANT FLIES.
Aris Velouchiotis, leader of the Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS), the military wing of the National Liberation Front (EAM), during the Greek Civil War.
The elderly man being attacked by an Athens (Greece) cop in this photo is not a member of the black bloc or a nobody. It is Manolis Glezos, the Greek national hero who, on the 30th of May 1941 tore down the swastika flag from the Acropolis, an act for which he suffered torture and imprisonment. It was the first public act of the Resistance in Greece, only a month after the Nazi take-over.
Who would have dreamed that seventy years later, a dirty coward wearing a uniform serving the capitalists that do not even deserve to wipe the soles of his feet has the gall to touch/assault him?
this makes me sick.
5 oct 2011
Where stupidity meets inhumanity (in the small brains of a cop kicking Loukanikos)
Pic by @miawkoue
protester throws back to riot police a tear gas canister during a demo in Thessaloniki on Saturday Sept. 10, 2011
Mixed reactions to the protests in Greece
There were times over the last two weeks when what I witnessed seemed taken from the script of an outlandish movie, the kind where everyone tuts and says, “That is just so Hollywood. That would never happen in real life”. William Goldman, the writer of movies such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once said that there were things taken from real life he couldn’t put in his scripts as nobody would believe them.
Here is a selection of the few I remember from the riots and protests that I covered over the last two weeks.
The two guys wearing masks are ready to charge the bank , all set on smashing the security camera and disabling the ATM. However, there is a young woman there, oblivious to the mayhem around her who is taking out her money. The masked men wait, politely ask her if she has finished then set about the cash machine with hammers.
A march goes past a van, inside two tiny Shetland ponies stuck in a space not much bigger than they are. The protesters, enraged by this discuss what to do. In the end they take down the number plates as to….report the owners to the authorities. Just a few metres behind them riot police approach menacingly.
50 kids, one no more than 10 years old pelting the central police station with rocks as bewildered shoppers seemingly unable to grasp what is happening gawp while pieces of paving stone clatter around them. The quasi - military riot police up against tweenies
Walking along Egnatia Boulevard lit up by at least a dozen fires, acrid smell of tear gas and burning plastic everywhere. Two middle aged bystanders argue over whether the anarchists about to firebomb a bank are doing the right thing. The older, white haired guy, says, :”What do you care? It’s not your money”.
An old woman buttoning holing a passing masked teen, scolding him about what has been happening. Others join in a passionately debate what has been happening over the last few days.
A smartly dressed woman, shopping bags around her waiting at the bus stop claps and cheers masked protesters marching by. The man next to her shouts out “Shame, shame on you”“
greek insurgents 1948