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People attack policeman in Syntagma Athens, remove his clothes and place them at the point of the death of Dimitris Christoulas

On the day of the funeral of Dimitris Christoulas, the 77-year old pensioner who killed himself on Syntagma square, people attacked a special forces policeman nearby; they removed his clothes (but not his weapon) and the hanged them by the tree next to which Christoulas committed suicide on Wednesday.


  1. ss wrote:

    call for a WEEK OF RAGE FOR DIMITRIS. gather every night for a week at syntagma.

    it may spark the revolution.

    please keep fighting!

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink
  2. JackCommon wrote:

    Though I love the fact of having a cop strip-searched for once, the image of this nudist still having his gun (holster used like a fig-leaf or what?) seems almost surreal. Is it symbolic? Stripped of all pretense, the state, minus its cover-ups displays what it fundamentally is: naked power, armed.

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink
  3. anticops new lp wrote:

    the jacket got burned as well

    Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  4. Tzamiya wrote:

    The message is clear: When it comes to biusness (i.e. pouring money to the banks), the people have nothing to say. In a decision which will affect the greek people like no other in decades the parliament voted despite mass protests, strikes and according to polls against some 80 % of the people.This is “western democracy”. It is now plainly clear that the elite will not stop to use any measure they can to break the will of the greek people. Including outright military putsch, civil war and dictatorship. And, unfortunately this is just the beginning. Next will be Portugal, Spain and Italy. What is also clear is that the mass protests need a common political perspective. The bankers and their stooges (i.e. government officials and parliaments) won’t be stopped by appeals, peaceful protests and sit-ins alone, as we painfully witnessed. Those who advocate “protests without politics” in fact keep the people disorganized, because there is no common goal to fight for that goes beyond the next few days. The elite has the upper hand now, not because they have the police and military at their disposal, but because they have a strategy and a common goal, and a political outlook. They know what they are doing, and what for. Their means are only of secondary importance. It is high time to change that. We need to fight for and gain “air supremacy” in the minds of the people. We need to fight the crippling “There is no alternative” outlook with a vision of a just and prosper, i.e. socialist society. For as long as the people stay trapped in the general common sense outlook, which limits them to appeals to the government or the interchange of one faction of the elite against another, their resistance will be futile. The people need to take the power by themselves, and this first of all means to understand where the power of the elite comes from and to take it away from them.D. M.

    Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

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