Austerity is Murder – Demo Thursday 5 April, 6pm @ Greek Embassy, London.

Today in Greece a 77 year old pen­sioner shot him­self in Syntagma Square.

In his letter he ex­plained that the gov­ern­ment was rob­bing him of his dig­nity and that he had no choice but to commit sui­cide or start living out of bins. He didn’t want to leave his chil­dren with debt and called for the youth to rise up.

In Greece, demon­stra­tions have been called for all over the country and the slogan “We won’t let cap­it­alism kill us” is being raised everywhere.

Join the solid­arity demon­stra­tion Thursday 5 April, 6pm out­side the Greek Embassy, 1a Holland Park. Nearest tube Holland Park.

The full letter reads:

“The Tsolakoglou gov­ern­ment has an­ni­hil­ated all traces for my sur­vival, which was based on a very dig­ni­fied pen­sion that I alone paid for 35 years with no help from the state. And since my ad­vanced age does not allow me a way of dy­nam­ic­ally re­acting (al­though if a fellow Greek were to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be right be­hind him), I see no other solu­tion than this dig­ni­fied end to my life, so I don’t find my­self fishing through garbage cans for my susten­ance. I be­lieve that young people with no fu­ture, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma Square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945″ (Source: The Athens News)

More here: http://​rt​.com/​n​e​w​s​/​g​r​e​e​c​e​-​s​u​i​c​i​d​e​-​2​18/
Facebook an­nounce­ment here: http://​www​.face​book​.com/​e​v​e​n​t​s​/​2​9​9​9​9​1​7​0​0​0​7​4​6​70/

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