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THEY WILL not take it lightly. As their beleaguered government tries to negotiate its way out of a €12 billion funding crux, Greeks are rallying again at the threat of a new wave of bailout-inspired austerity.
At teatime last night in Athens, a trickle of protesters stopped the traffic outside the imposing parliament building on Syntagma Square. Less than an hour later they were numbered in their thousands, chanting “thieves, thieves, thieves”.
Albert Angel, an anaesthetist in his 50s, was distributing leaflets declaring hospital staff won’t charge outpatients a €5 fee today. “We’ll block it. Everybody walks in free in every state hospital tomorrow. If we’re strong enough it’s going to be day-in day-out. Meanwhile we’ll start tomorrow,” he said.
Many of the protesters were elderly, giving some of their younger counterparts pause for thought. “When you see people in their 70s and 80s, 75-year-old people and they are yelling, what do you expect for tomorrow? I am 21. You can’t expect anything,” said Apoltolis Andreou, an economics student.