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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 08:29 PM


Europeans aren't scared of their Government, for damned sure. Not even their police thugs.


ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) - Demonstrators have clashed with police on the streets of Athens and Madrid in an upsurge of popular anger at new austerity measures being imposed on two of the euro zone's most vulnerable economies.

In some of the most violent confrontations on Wednesday, Greek police fired tear gas at hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as thousands joined the country's biggest protest in more than a year.

The unrest erupted after nearly 70,000 people marched to the Greek parliament chanting "EU, IMF Out!" on the day of a general strike against further cuts demanded by foreign lenders.

"We can't take it anymore - we are bleeding. We can't raise our children like this," said Dina Kokou, a 54-year-old teacher and mother of four who lives on 1,000 euros ($1,250) a month.

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Reply Europeans aren't scared of their Government, for damned sure. Not even their police thugs. (Original post)
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tama Sep 2012 #1

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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 08:59 PM

1. Of course they are scared


Scared of the state terror violence, for good reason, scared of the policies of the Governments. People would be crazy not to be scared. But people also understand that facing fear and rising up against tyranny is better than staying frozen by fear.

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