Greece erupts as men from IMF prepare to wield axe

Anger is intensifying over cuts to be made as part of the EU deal to save the economy

MAY DAY protests in Greece turned violent yesterday as youths in gas masks and hoods set fire to vehicles, smashed shop fronts and threw molotov cocktails and rocks at police in an explosion of fury over austerity measures they claim will hurt only the poor.
Tourists were cut off from their hotels as thousands of communists, civil servants and private-sector workers converged on a main square in Athens to vent their rage at the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“No to the IMF’s junta,” they chanted as a youth in a black hood produced a hammer to try to smash windows of the luxury Grande Bretagne hotel.

Sounds like the Greeks are determined to move their country into the 3rd world.


If you’ll forgive the somewhat off-topic comment: I lament the poor quality of writing in today’s supposedly serious newspapers; they’re so full of mindless cliches and bizarre metaphors. “Greece erupts as men from IMF prepare to wield axe” what a ridiculous headline.

These people are lucky they’re getting a bailout. I mean , I feel bad for them, but much of the problem is their own fault.

I think that this bodes well for the republicans because it shows the failures of the socialist welfarestate. Society can’t provide for the demands erybody at the expense of people who are well off or even middle class. Hopefully americans will see this and vote democrats out of office for the next few years. That’s all I care about.

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