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

by | 4 Apr 2012

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)


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