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Riots in Greece Spark Protests Across Europe
Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2008

Posted on 12/11/2008 10:47:15 PM PST by Lorianne

Edited on 12/11/2008 11:17:37 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Student protesters pelted police stations with rocks and bottles, overturned cars and blocked streets in central Athens on Thursday, and police responded with tear gas, as sporadic violence persisted amid Greece's worst rioting in decades.

There were signs the unrest was spreading as violence erupted in several other European countries. In small but violent protests in Spain and Denmark, youths smashed shop windows, attacked banks and hurled bottles at police, while cars were set alight outside a consulate in France.


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1 posted on 12/11/2008 10:47:17 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
How long before lefty nuts here decide to mimic this behaviour?
2 posted on 12/11/2008 10:51:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Lorianne

Why are hoodlums always described as “students”? Did they show their class schedules to the press?


3 posted on 12/11/2008 10:52:22 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Army Air Corps

Not a chance. Here they get shot.


4 posted on 12/11/2008 10:52:33 PM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Lorianne

At least 70 people have been injured and about 100 arrested since then

they obviously need to arrest more. These kiddies need to just grow up and get a job.


5 posted on 12/11/2008 10:53:10 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: farlander

Unless they are in places like Seattle. Remember the wacko riots there a few years ago? But, generally speaking, you are correct.


6 posted on 12/11/2008 10:53:56 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Lorianne

bookmark


7 posted on 12/11/2008 11:00:12 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Lorianne
In parliament, lawmakers held a minute of silence for the 15-year-old boy

Why do we keep reading about the shooting of that poor, poor 15-year old "boy" who HURLED A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL AT POLICE!!

The global media makes it out as if he was playing his PSP at a bus stop or something when the police just shot him for no reason. He was a damned terrorist bastard. What the hell was the police supposed to do?

8 posted on 12/11/2008 11:14:54 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Army Air Corps

Im of Greek decent. Dont know what to think about this


9 posted on 12/11/2008 11:19:07 PM PST by dreadnought321
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To: Army Air Corps
The riots in Seattle were almost a textbook example of bad police work by those in charge. They hired a security advisory group beforehand who made all sorts of recommendations and then decided to disregard them all. They let things get out of hand because they honestly seemed to think that Seattle was such a peaceful and tolerant city that nothing would happen there, despite knowing that anarchists had arrived in town with the intent of tearing things up. Then when things were really getting rowdy, they got a call from their fellow democrat in the White House telling them they'd better have things under control when he arrived in town the next day, so they responded with an iron fist.

If they had just planned for unrest in the first place and arrested the troublemakers before things got out of control it all would have been uneventful.

10 posted on 12/11/2008 11:23:18 PM PST by elmer fudd (Fukoku kyohei)
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To: Lorianne
Students don't sit at home and think, "Hmmm, I think I'll go into town and protest". Then arrive in town surprised to find a hundred or more other students just happened to have the same idea at the same day and time and place.

These riots protests are organized. The Students are just the useful idiots. If we delve deeper I'm sure we will find a Name for these criminal groups. Something misleading like Books Not Bullets. And deeper delving will discover, they are formed by some Socialist Organizer (another useful idiot) who has a searchable online history of being a Socialist Agitator.

The media will never report the deeper socialist connections of the rioting criminal groups.

11 posted on 12/12/2008 12:01:05 AM PST by Fluke Codewriter (Right is right, even if no-one is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.)
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To: Lorianne
Wait until the Paristinians find out that riot season begins early this year!

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12 posted on 12/12/2008 12:17:02 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: ari-freedom

from what I’ve read (don’t know firsthand as never lived in Greece), the problem is that they can’t get jobs — employment is at 10% or higher and most peolpe below 30 can’t get permanent jobs inspite of beign qualified because of the continent’s strict labor laws that prevent firings. So, companies are wary of hiring people (as they can’t fire them if needed), so they take on all of these folks as contract staff with zero benefits. In Spain they are called milleuros (or those who make <1000 euros) while in Greece they are called GEneration 600 (as they make abotu minimum wage = euro 600) — and that is an entire generation.


13 posted on 12/12/2008 12:26:32 AM PST by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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To: Lorianne

Young people have been out of way out control and rioting in any number of places recently. There is a new lawlessness ever since Obama got elected all over the world it seems.


14 posted on 12/12/2008 12:30:03 AM PST by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: ari-freedom

No jobs.

The socialist “Utopias” created by these governments kill business - which is where all productivity really comes from. They also make the barriers to starting a new business very high. Those with a job and therefore in power don’t want competition so they legislate it...

The only real choice is to leave the country.


15 posted on 12/12/2008 1:29:28 AM PST by DB
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To: Army Air Corps
How long before lefty nuts here decide to mimic this behaviour?

1/20/2009?
16 posted on 12/12/2008 1:45:07 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: SpaceBar

These things always happen during final exam week.


17 posted on 12/12/2008 2:22:05 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: DB

That’s what’s been happening in the USA (incrementally for the last 20 years-at lightspeed since 2000 (Bush’s Presidentcy). Unfortunately take that with manipulation of the currency by a central bank=massive poverty in a nation except for the “top-elite few” which mooch off everyone else (bailouts, corporate welfare, as you said ‘lack of competition, etc)!


18 posted on 12/12/2008 8:00:13 AM PST by JSDude1 (Like the failed promise of Fascism masquerading as Capitalism? You're gonna love Marxism- Nephi)
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To: Army Air Corps; farlander; All
And don't forget 2008 RNC when the fruitcakes showed up again. LOL!!
RNC 2008 Anarchist Tackles Cop
Anarchists took control of St. Paul during RNC
RNC 2008 anarchy riot
19 posted on 12/12/2008 4:51:14 PM PST by apro
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To: Bellflower; All
"Young people have been out of way out control and rioting in any number of places recently. There is a new lawlessness ever since Obama got elected all over the world it seems."

Although I am not an Obama support, didn't vote for the dweeb, I have to say these kind of riots by students and youths have been around for decades. These youths are anti-capitalist anti-authoritarian anarchists and hooligans, mostly youths and students are involved behind the riots. They are nuts, I think they are crazier then the 'muzzies' and more destructive because the authorities are reluctant to use mega force against them. When they are done European and North American cities look like they are part of war zone areas.
French Anarchists Riot 2006
Berlin Anarchists Riot
Anarchists Riot in Italy, Bulgaria, Sswitzerland, Norway, Belgium, France, Nederlands
Anarchists Riot in Germany / Rostock (G8)
Anarchists Riot in Barcelona
Anarchists Riot in Gothenburg, Sweden
Anarchists Riot in Stockholm 2006
Anarchists Riot in Athens, Greece 2007
Anarchists Riot in Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Denmark, Latin America
Anarchists Riot in Poland
Anarchists Riot

BTW, most of these 'students' who are rioting come from well off families. The kid who was killed Saturday went to one of the most famous, expensive and prestigious private schools in Greece, Scholi Moraiti/Moraitis School.

20 posted on 12/12/2008 5:00:28 PM PST by apro
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To: apro
The thing is I have heard on the news of 3 different youth riots just since the election. This amount in that short of a time seems like maybe the election of someone like to Obama to the US Presidency may have already of had it's influence. I don't follow the news super closely and wonder if 3 are all that there have been since November.
21 posted on 12/15/2008 12:34:45 AM PST by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: Bellflower
"The thing is I have heard on the news of 3 different youth riots just since the election. This amount in that short of a time seems like maybe the election of someone like to Obama to the US Presidency may have already of had it's influence. I don't follow the news super closely and wonder if 3 are all that there have been since November."

They were more then 3 riots that took place in this year alone, believe it or not they very common in Greece and they don't have anything to do with this year's US elections. Karamalis administration wanted to make changes in the economic sections and enforce new changes into academics that many Greeks are against...especially students as far as the academic changes are concerned, students were striking and rioting since last year when the administration said they would be making changes to academics. This is what these riots are about. Two days prior to these current riots the nurses were on strike, the nurses strike led to small riots breaking out across Athens on Saturday night, it was in these Saturday riots sparked by the nurses strike that led to the kid's death on Saturday. Last Wednesday a few days after the Saturday shooting a scheduled airline crews strike was suppose to take place...this strike was scheduled long before the current riots took place and the death of the kid on Saturday. Even with the rioting going on and the government asking the airlines unions to postpone their strike, the airline crews still went along with their strike. Politics of the Balkans, so typical and screwed up. LOL!

22 posted on 12/15/2008 11:55:28 AM PST by apro
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