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Little stories from IMF-run Greece: 77-year old Dimitris Christoulas commits suicide at Syntagma Square. “One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms”

UPDATE, 20:17 GMT+2 A translation of the suicide note left by Dimitris Christoulas, the 77-year old man who commited suicide at Syntagma Square in Athens earlier today (see below for background to his story).

The Tsolakoglou* [Quisling] occupation government literally nullified my ability to survive on a decent pension, for which I had already paid (without government aid) for 35 years.

I am of an age that prevents me from offering a decent individual response (without of course ruling out the possibility of being the second person to take arms, should one person decide to do so), I find no solution other than a dignified end, before resorting to going through garbage in order to cover my nutritional needs.

One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and hang the national traitors at syntagma square, just like the Italians did with Mussolini in 1945 (at Milan’s Piazzale Loreto)

–Dimitris Christoulas, Syntagma, Athens, April 4th, 2012


[*Georgios Tsolakoglou was a Greek military officer who became the first Prime Minister of the Greek collaborationist government during the Axis Occupation in 1941-1942.]

Suicide rates have doubled in Greece since the government signed the loan agreement with IMF/EU/ECB. This morning (Apr 4), a 77-year old retired pharmacist shot himself dead at Syntagma, Athens’ central Square (his suicide note is translated above).

Yesterday evening, a 38-year old father of two and long-term unemployed, jumped off the roof of his housing block in the town of Ierapetra, Crete.

There are calls circulating for a rally tonight on Syntagma Square at 18:00. One of the calls is accompanied by this flyer.

‘Scumbags, one suicide per day because of you, but the day is coming when the desperate ones will choose to take the law into their own hands: you shall pay’



  1. JB wrote:


    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink
  2. NA wrote:

    fight every day in the streets until the government is kicked out! that’s what they did in Argentina.

    keep going back every night. for Demitris! for us all!

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 4:50 am | Permalink
  3. mm wrote:

    As a Greek-american, you have my support and rage.
    We all must rise faster.

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 6:01 am | Permalink
  4. MM2 wrote:

    This hurts.

    something must change, capitalism (and his related economic paradigm, the liberalism) must end as soon as possible.

    From Italy with love.

    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  5. couvrot wrote:

    Why did Greece ever call IMF for “help”????

    Friday, April 6, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink
  6. ellinas wrote:

    To my greek fellows leaving outside of greece:

    Our country is in a desperate need of our assistance. It is time to raise our voice in our countries and create an awarness. What is happening in greece now soon will happen to the rest of the world. The greeks stopped ****** from spreading in russia the greeks will put an end to this madness. As once said”the greeks did’t fight as heroes but heroes fight like greeks”. We are a small country but with great dignity and we can let this abuse continue.

    Friday, April 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

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