The 28th of October 2012

Greeks, don’t bow, we need again a revolution.’ People were screaming lots more of these kind of phrases.

The Ochi Day, the anniversary of No, is celebrated throughout Greece and Cyprus. This celebration symbolizes the rejection of the Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by the Italian dictator Mussolini on the 28th of October 1940.

The Greeks, while celebrating this important day for their country, used this opportunity to show their dissatisfaction towards the Greek government. Schools, army, firemen, the red cross, etc. are walking by the people standing on both sides of the road and by the politicians of their region standing on a well-guarded place. While passing by the politicians and ‘important figures’ lots of children turned their head to the other side to show their disappointment and irritation instead of looking at them or looking forwards as they did the years before. Even small children tried to send their message by this means.

But no one listens to the strong voices and not one politician paid attention to this symbolic signal as these days a new plan is being voted.

 Athens

 

 

 

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