According to some estimates at a certain point on Sunday evening, there were half a million people gathered in Syntagma Square. It marked the 12th day of protests against the corrupt government and its incompetence. Similar protests have been held in major cities throughout the country.
People have had enough. They have had enough of party politics. Enough of being robbed by politicians. Enough of crippling taxes that affect the poorest and least able to pay. Enough of taking pay cuts, losing jobs and pensions. Enough of hospital closures, dilapidated schools, unfinished public works. So much so, that people have been gathering for almost two weeks to let the government know this. Loudly. By shouting and banging saucepans and waving banners that read
We don’t owe, we don’t sell, we don’t pay
You got the disease, we got the solution — revolution
The campaign, styled on the Spanish protests, has been organised almost entirely through Facebook and Twitter and is not affiliated or associated with any political party. It is set to continue indefinately as more people join the social media pages.
I wish to express my complete solidarity with the citizens of Greece who have seriously has enough.