« | »

Communists Kill 3 Greek Bank Workers

From an elated Associated Press:

Riots erupt in Athens, 3 bank workers killed

By Derek Gatopoulos And Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Writer

May 5, 2010

ATHENS, Greece – Deadly riots over new austerity measures engulfed the streets of Athens on Wednesday, and three people were killed as angry protesters tried to storm parliament, hurled Molotov cocktails at police and torched buildings.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets as part of nationwide strikes to protest new taxes and government spending cuts demanded by the International Monetary Fund and other European nations before heavily indebted Greece gets a euro110 billion ($141 billion) bailout package of loans to keep it from defaulting.

Three people died after being trapped in a burning bank along the main demonstration route in central Athens — the first deaths during a protest in Greece since 1991, when four people trapped in a burning office building were killed. Another five were rescued

On the streets of Athens, demonstrators chanted "Thieves, thieves!" as they attempted to break through a riot police cordon guarding Parliament and chased ceremonial guards away from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the building…

The marches came amid a 24-hour nationwide general strike that grounded all flights to and from Greece, shut down ports, schools and government services and left hospitals working with emergency medical staff. The Acropolis and all other ancient sites were closed and journalists also walked off the job, suspending television and radio news broadcasts.

But media later broke the strike to report on the deaths and the violence during the protests.

Isn’t that telling? The ‘media’ were willing to stop their strike just long enough to issue this warning – that they will not stop at violence.

Meanwhile, you have to wonder how long it will be before these communist union thugs start attacking America and Americans because we aren’t doing enough to bail them out?

Even though, truth be told, we are already helping them. For of the 110-billion Euro [$142 billion] Greece bailout, 30-billion Euro [$39 billion] will be paid for by the IMF.

The US supplies almost 20% of the IMF’s funding.  So that means US taxpayers are providing roughly $8 billion of the $142 billion going to bailout Greece.

And nobody believe that this will even work or that the money will ever be repaid.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

No Responses to “Communists Kill 3 Greek Bank Workers”

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »