The message was written in four languages: Greek, English, Italian and German. "Resistance" on one banner, and "18/12, demonstration in all Europe" on another. Judged "inexcusable" by the government, it took the Greek police two hours to remove the banners. But will the call for action succeed? Supporters from around Europe tell us what they think.
You too, let us know your opinion.
Posted by "Synaspismo".
"We're hoping (...) you won't have cops wandering around with guns anymore"
The reason I made the comic was because I was shocked that a 15-year-old kid was shot dead, and it ties in with a lot of stuff that's going on in the world that shouldn't be. The thing is, police are police wherever they are: never particularly positive. It's synonymous with the situation in London, and we're still remembering that Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police. People in anti-authoritarian communities in London are rallying up to show their solidarity, but I doubt it will start unrest here. What we're hoping is that by supporting this movement you won't have cops wandering around with guns anymore."
"Our generation is more bothered about the football results than social injustices"
"It would only take a police blunder to ignite to the mess"
The young generation is despised today in Greece. The media shows radicals throwing Molotov cocktails, but that's not the real story. They're just a fringe. We support the thousands of protestors who are not so visible but are fighting for their social rights.
European governments are scared that the violence will spread. But what violence are they talking about? Social violence is already everywhere; all of the countries in Europe are fighting. The violence won't escalate in France like it has in Greece, but what is sure, is that the social urgency exists in France like it does in Greece. And like in Greece, it would only take a police blunder to ignite to the mess created by Sarkozy's policies here."