Greeks versus the world in Athens austerity protests

“Tramps, police informers, journalists!” That’s the chant of the front line of the protest and since me and my cameraman are the only journalists here it is aimed at us.

The protestors are taking a break from insulting the riot cops lined up in front; a woman tugs my arm and says, “Get out of here”.

The media is the target here in Syntagma Square for two reasons. First, because the people here believe the Greek media have sided totally with what they call “Big Capital”.

Second, because quite simply we are a proxy. The men making the decisions on this country’s future in Brussels and Frankfurt could not show their faces here. Indeed, I suspect the European Union decision makers have very little sense of the depth of social anger here in Greece.


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