Greek Protests Over Referendum Turn Violent

Standard

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s