Sunday, December 07, 2008
Riots in Greece
From the BBC
'Thousands of protesters have attacked banks and shops in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki, angered by the police's killing of a teenager.Demonstrators threw firebombs, rocks and other objects at the buildings and at police, who responded with tear gas. '
But watch the footage and the photograph opposite and then ask yourself- Why is the footage only showing from the viewpoint of the Police? This only gives the perspective of the event from the perpetrators (Police- as they did shoot dead a citizen) rather then the victims (the citizens)
Watch more here
The BBC's Malcolm Brabant looks at why student anger has erupted across Greece over Saturday's fatal police shooting of a teenage boy.
A youth clashes with riot police in Athens on 7 December 2008
Young people have been clashing with police in cities across Greece
The riots that have swept Greece for the past two days and look set to continue for the foreseeable future underline why the most important day in the national calendar is "Oxi" or "No" day. read more