Originally posted by Sonya610
Originally posted by mrmonsoonWith all due respect, is it being implied that it was the immigrants that were
Interpret it as you like. Yet it is pretty unusual (unheard of) for people in Europe to destroy the property of their "own" in a protest. Usually
they have some sense of kinship with their own countrymen, and realize that torching someone's car or small store is not going to hurt the
I just wonder why most of the articles on this subject keeps referring to them all as "students". Even articles about the victim that started this
fiasco often fail to mention that there is a large disenfranchised illegal immigrant community in Athens that initially
reacted violently when an immigrant was killed by the police.
Sorry, we agree on some things but you are most certainly wrong on this one.
As a youngster I saw the Poll Tax riots in London, they were intent on destroying everything.
Mob mentality doesn't discriminate, if you need fuel for a fire and you're standing next to a furniture shop, it's an easy target. The primary
targets for destruction have been global companies, American corporations and banks.
This is no longer just about the boy being killed, it's about everything that these young people will be forced to inherit after these corrupt
leaders have raided the coffers and systematically enslaved their nation either fiscally or through legislation.
And your comment about the immigrants is wrong also.
They are reporting a "student-led" rebellion because that is what it is. The students are known to be students because they are using colleges and
universities as bases, the police are forbidden from entering these premises due to previous brutality against protesters.
I don't know why you are making this into an immigration issue, because it really has nothing to do with it. It's union workers and students leading
the protests and fighting what they see as a vastly corrupt government, a violent police force and unfair financial/taxation decisions.
I've heard several of the protesters on the news stating that they are doing this because of
1) The unjust murder of a teenager,
2) The financial crisis exacerbated by a corrupt government,
3) A fight against corporate globalization, and
4) Previous peaceful protests to call for new elections have been ignored.
And it's kicking off again today, with several thousand protesters of all ages.
They want to see a new government elected by the people, and they feel that the only way to do this is to force the current power to step down.