Skip to comments.Three dead as Greek strike grows violent (Eventually a strongman will have to quell this disorder)
Posted on 05/05/2010 6:29:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Athens, Greece (CNN) -- Police sirens and the smell of tear gas filled the streets around Greece's parliament building Wednesday after protests against government spending cuts turned violent, then deadly.
Three people died and four others were trapped when a fire bomb hit a bank in central Athens, the Greek fire brigade told CNN. The victims, two women and a man, were bank employees, they said.
Bins and cars were set on fire around the city. Two public buildings were on fire and a fire truck was ablaze near the Temple of Zeus, the fire brigade said.
Riot police in helmets and shields kept back protesters who threw bottles, sticks, and rocks. Booms pierced the air every time the police fired canisters of tear gas at the crowds.
A mass of protesters made it onto the steps in front of the Greek parliament building early in the afternoon before riot police pushed them back.
Members of the parliamentary economic committee are inside the building reviewing a package of austerity measures to contain Greece's spiraling debt. The measures are highly unpopular in Greece and the protesters on the steps demanded that the lawmakers come outside and face them.
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The Road to Serfdom?
The frightening thing is the fact that we aren’t far from seeing the same here at the hands of the SEIU/ACORN crowd and their inciter in the white house.
Yes, that’s the idea-We’ll kill the people that are actually
Gordon Brown won’t have a job next week. We’ll send him over to take firm control of the Greek economy.
When do they start using real bullets?
well if the Greeks were armed, it would be self quelling. No strong man needed.
Who new giant government salaries and huge government retirement pensions, none of which were sustainable, would lead to ruin.
No, if the Greeks were armed KKE would be in power tomorrow.
I love watching leftist socialists act out in violence...simply makes the ‘right wing’ extremism and violence rhetoric in this country the more ludicrous. Further, the Greek situation once again shows the utter failure of social and union based incentives and programs....America should take heed....
Strongman? HOw so... the GReek LEO and military unions are just as united against austerity as the general populace, maybe even even more opposed to austerity as they have more to lose.
Didn’t Plato pretty much predict this a few years back?
Bank employees, poor innocents. RIP poor souls.
Same type of anarchy Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine and their red diaper rich communist rebel friends so hoped for in the 1980’s, and same type of innocents targeted. Police, bank guards, company employees, military personnel at their bases and anyone in the vicinity of the bombs.
Coming to America
O blames the banks for all our ills. They took away our houses, cars, retirement, and college funds.
Union thugs take over the lobbies of two NYC banks. Mayor Bloomers has no comment. They are allowed to disrupt bank business with impunity.
Next are the anarchists in our midst going to be setting banks on fire here too.
O is inciting violence in America that could very well spiral out of control.
All the while the dirtbag in chief is bashing republicans, teabaggers, and assorted other law abiding taxpaying, PATRIOTIC Americans.
Remember the words of Bismarck.”If there is to be a general war in Europe, it will be because of some damned fool thing in the Balkans.” My guess and fear is that Greece will develop a Chavez type strongman, blame the US for its problems and seek financial, economic, and military ties with Iran,Russia,and China.
Weather Underground visiting the WH regularly and running the Dept of Education
What is the mood in Britain concerning bailing out Greece, Spain, etc?
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