Syndagma Square Has Become the Sight of Mass Protests
Police in Athens had to form a human wall to protect themselves from protesters who campaigned for a “No” vote on the debt crisis referendum. Protesters smashed property and threw rocks at windows in Syndgama Square in front of Parliament. Protests with over 12,000 people for each side are expected to occur on the last night of campaigning.
The referendum is whether Greece should accept creditors’ demands for more austerity in return for bailout loans. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has led a government-sponsored “No” campaign. However, protesters have turned the campaign violent with police having to use tear gas to disperse crowds.