Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Protests in Athens against Chancellor Merkel on the day of her visit

Thousands protest against the visit of Chancellor Merkel at a mass anti-austerity rally in central Athens. Peaceful protesters were forced away from Syntagma Square when police used chemicals against a group of protestors who were attacking them.





Dog protester in front of barrier erected to protect the Greek parliament, carries a banner that reads: 'Is this your Democracy?".

Two elderly men in Syntagma Square with banners against Merkel's visit, showing their anger towards her, over the hardship their country is suffering.

Protesters chanting slogans against Merkel's visit in Syntagma Square.

Protester in Syntagma Square, holding banner against Merkel's visit. On the banner is mentioned the SIEMENS political scandal, and WWII reparations to Greece.

Protester in Syntagma Square, holding banner made as a guillotine with a picture of Merkel.

Activists in Syntagma Square performing against Merkel's visit.

Demonstrators, dressed as Nazis, ride in an open-top car in Syntagma Square.

Demonstrators, dressed as Nazis, ride in an open-top car in Syntagma Square.

Demonstrators burning a swastika flag, on a police barricade outside the parliament.

Placard in front of the Parliament, that seems to show Chancellor Merkel's face.

Riot police next to the iron fence used as a police barricade, are covered with paint thrown by protesters.

A protester kicks the iron fence used as Police barricade outside the parliament.

Protesters taunt riot policemen in Syntagma Square, who are standing behind a barrier erected to protect the Greek Parliament.

A protester kicks the iron fence used as a police barricade outside the parliament.

Protestor attacks riot police with a rock at Syntagma square.

Protestor shouting to Riot Police in Syntagma square.

Protestors shouting and attacking Riot Police in Syntagma square.

Hooded protestor attacks Riot Police with a rock in Syntagma square.

Hooded protestor with a piece of wood moves against Riot Police in Syntagma square.

Riot policeman attacks protestors in Syntagma square.

Peaceful protestors suffer from chemicals used by riot police in Syntagma Square.

Thousands protested against the visit of Chancellor Merkel on a mass anti-austerity rally in central Athens. Peaceful protesters were forced away from Syntagma square when police used chemicals against a group of protestors who were attacking them with rocks and pieces of wood.



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