The media is lying about events in Greece. Read these & support the people.
This is not so much a blog post than a collection of tweets from a good friend who resides in Athens. I’m posting it because people need to know about it. The more people who know about it, the better! So please share, email, re-blog, re-link, whatever.
These are posted in reverse chronological order because that is the way Twitter’s timeline works: the oldest are at the bottom, so start there and read upwards. It’s quite long; please stick with it to the end.
I suggest that if you want to stay informed, follow people who actually live in Athens. The timeline is updated every few minutes. This is merely a snapshot.
Police gas/flash bombing #Syntagma
sqr for 12 whole hours now without mercy! Plz RT & translate so that the world knows #grecianoestasola
Riot police in #Athens
did not hesitate to brutally assault mothers with their children today. Long live democracy. Long live human rights.
Ppl testify now on tv that Greek riot police attacked ppl eating at tavernas & cafe at Monastiraki sq without any reason. #Greekrevolution
I can confirm it RT @asteris
: Reports from #syntagma #Athens
: riot police threw teargas & flash bangs inside metro station
The police has brutally beaten hundreds of peaceful protesters and bystanders today in #Athens
– I bet you don’t hear that on your news!
I don’t believe in god but ppl @ #Syntagma
sqr need him now. Police has blocked all exits from the sqr. Tents are burning #greekrevolution
Greek politicians = Rich liars, thieves, against their own ppl, against any human logic
The vote in Athens is a Greek Tragedy, keeping the country imprisoned inside an unsuitable currency union and with unservicable debts.
Police at #Syntagma
Sq brutally beating protesters indiscreetly while new austerity measures have been voted by Greek parliament.
Congratulations to the Greek government for voting for measures no average Greek will be able to cope with. I hope #comet
Elenin lands on em
Another violent day at #Syntagma
Sq, courtesy of the Greek government, the police & their provocateurs. Austerity reforms were voted = FAIL
The city of Athens if basically covered in a cloud of tear gas. You can smell the pungent odor everywhere
Undercover cops instigated violent crackdown, hundreds of injured protesters, lots of teargas #greekrevolution #greece
Demonstrators just broke riot police line preventing them from going in front of parliament. Now flooding Amalias again #greekrevolution
They’re NOT austerity protesters. They’re undercover cops and it’s been a proven fact. TELL THE BLOODY TRUTH!
Peaceful protesters force riot police to retreat from steps above #Syntagma
Sq by clapping their hands & moving forth – #Athens #Greece
The use of teargas by riot police at #Syntagma
Sq exceeds any “tolerable” level for human beings. This is inhuman! – #Greece
sq saturated by teargas, indignants formed human chain to repel riot police, had tried to repel hoodies earlier
Stop lying! Riot police is clashing mainly with undercover police dressed up as anarchists! STOP LYING! Plain ppl are PEACEFUL!
I’ve been observing the tweets sent out by major network news anchors & correspondents. They make me sick. They’re all lying. All of them.
Peaceful protesters have formed a human chain, hand in hand & are making the riot police retreat from the main square!
Do not believe the mainstream media. Plain Greek protesters are NOT clashing with the police. It is a fake setup! Do not trust the media!
Undercover cops acting as anarchists & riot police are creating a war zone at Syntagma square in order to scare plain ppl away. #Greece
If there’s a Hell, you know there’s an entire hotel there reserved just for major network news anchors. Big, fat, greasy liars.
Politics + organized religion = mankind’s biggest failures to date
Tens of Spartans marching in protest all the way from Sparta to Athens (some 230 kilometers on foot), due to arrive in Athens tomorrow night
Riot police gathering around Parliament building Athens for confidence vote tonight. Protestors adamant austerity package won’t go through
Provocateurs in Athens spark massive clashes with the police at Syntagma square.