Just got back from Syntagma square in Athens. The situation there is very odd: of the hundreds (could easily be in the thousands, too, it’s very hard to estimate) of lorry drivers there, many are carrying greek national flags, they cheer the soldiers guarding parliament and some, as the tv news reported, even cheered the ex-king of greece who happened to be nearby.
On the other hand, what the TV news are quite tactically failing to report is that apart from the lorry drivers themselves, there are many, many others who are slowly gathering at the square to support the lorry drivers. As someone reported on Athens IMC, “there seems to be some lust for an impromptu mobilisation”.
For those of you trying to get close to Syntagma, be aware that there are hundreds and hundreds (!) of police off the nearby streets: a few vans on Akadimias Avenue; the whole of Filellinon Ave is cordoned off; there are strong police forces in the national gardens and around Zapeio and delta motorcyclists are cruising the streets around parliament.