Friday, August 31, 2007

Syntagma protest: Silence and mourning

From the blog of my good friend Nikos
Something is changing - and these viral campaigns of disgust for what happened are gaining momentum.
Thousands gather again in Constitution square to protest about the fires and the non-existent government coordination.

7 comments:

ΠΡΕΖΑ TV said...

Οταν βλεπεις κοσμο να κατεβαινει στους δρομους τοτε ερχεται Χουντα....

Pamela said...

It was the same with the fires here: too little done, too late and nobody seemed to know what they were doing - volunteers didn't know where water supplies were ... People deserve better and they deserve answers.

vagabondblogger said...

I'm not sure I agree with the first comment about a junta - god forbid! Some of my family lived through that 40 years ago, with one committing suicide.

I think, the government needs to get with the message - people are important, and services, as minor as they may seem, count - even if it is an organized volunteer fire department, as some are in the States. Safety of the citizens comes number one - and I think, that is lacking in the Greek government.

The stories I have heard, just make me so sad, words cannot describe.

Jean said...

On the west coast we are prepared for fires but have very little control over them. I am sad for your city. Hope something happens soon.

Ovelikios said...

Thanks for your comments. Now it´s time for healing but there will be decades before the places will be the same again.

• Eliane • said...

It's nice to see that people can still take a stand when it is needed.

photene said...

Greeks have a hard removing their ego from their #$# but I think the government was finally able to understand the severity of this issue but only because prides and egos were bruised when it took Russia and the rest of the EU to help us out. Greece is tiny and needs to form a Ministry of the Interior with some real power. The mountain behind my grandmother's village is GONE - it's devastating.