"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Bomb Explodes In Athens

Another bomb has exploded in the centre of Athens this afternoon. It happened outside a branch of Eurobank and is the third in two weeks. There are no reports of injuries or photos coming through yet.
Explosion d'une bombe artisanale

UPDATE: Here's the report from Ekathimerini. It seems it was a similar device to the one earlier in the week but only one gas canister exploded, causing smoke damage to some shutters. To call it a bomb is an exaggeration but it does show the strength of feeling against the EU in the run-up to May 6th elections. The Greeks have been protesting for I don't know how long, at least eighteen months, and it shows no sign of lessening. At the same time, the EU-approved, technocrat, Goldman Sachs government shows no sign of listening. My money is on the Greeks to win.

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