Friday, May 27, 2011

Greece responds to Spain

It all started on the 21 of May in Spain where people from all ages gathered in the centre of Madrid in order to demonstrate against the new political and economic regulations which are supported and promoted by their government. 
That is where the Spanish demonstrators posted a massive banner which stated " Be quiet, let us not wake up the Greeks". A couple of days after this gesture, which was seen as a great insult in Greece, a response was given. Even the Spanish newspaper El Pais had an article analysing the demonstration in Athens. Over 30.000 people gathered in the centre of Athens, Sintagma Square, and in all the big squares of cities around Greece. The answer on a massive Spanish flag banner was, "We are awake. What time is it? Time for them to leave". 




However next to this banner another one stated " Be quiet, let us not wake up the Italians". The latter was placed under the Greek Parliament. This is the movement of the "Aganaktismeni", i.e. the frustrated which seems to be exploding around Europe.  
This was one demonstration organised by Greeks and not by the political parties, which unfortunately is the norm, especially in the Greek capital. Although it was provoked by the Spaniards, it was aimed not at them but towards the European Union and the IMF. The funny thing is that this demonstration was organised and formed through Facebook and Twitter.
Greeks are now in dialogue with Spain, but also with the rest of Europe. It was a demonstration supporting and defending democracy. Maybe now in this dialogue we will see people from other countries, such as Portugal, Ireland and who ever else will join the P.I.I.G.S. team, which in many aspects is inevitable. 

3 comments:

  1. Dialogue among people of different nations is good. Let's hope that it will be beneficial to Europe and the European Union!

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  2. Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα ανάρτηση φωτογραφιών των συνθημάτων της Ελλάδας που δείχνουν ότι απαντουν στα συνθήματα της Ισπανίας.

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  3. The European Union only was for the banksters and the career bureaucrats. Just like plastic money it's marketing propaganda is to fool people into believing it is for the people.

    It only is to control people. Bureaucrats are not a service to the people, they are a service to the system.

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