Wednesday 26 September 2012

Strike and demonstration

Today it was a strike day in Greece. All sectors public and private were on strike. Of course not all people went on stike but a lot did. And a lot went to the demonstrations. I decided to go on strike and miss more than 80 euros from my next salary but one has to fight somehow in order to stop or reduce all those inhuman measures that the government has imposed on us.
Hubby and I walked for more than four hours all around the city centre demonstrating along other groups of teachers and other workers.
The day was sunny and hot and it was great meeting fellow colleagues from other schools demonstrating along and seeing the streets filled with people.
 Of course as always I loved taking pictures and especially of the beautiful buildings of the city centre.
 Here is the Forum.

 Saint Demetrius Church
 Look how many people and more that you cannot see.

 Some took precautions against gas weapons from the police but thank God in Thessaloniki there were no problems or fights with the police.
 Taxi drivers took part in the demonstration too.
 Raise your hands against the unfair measures.
 Nice fountain.
 The Minsitry of Northern Greece where all demonstrations end. Among the people Teacher Dude the photographer and Englsih teacher whose blog Teacher Dude's Grill and BBQ  I follow. If you want to see photos of my city and objective reports about the situation in Greece you can follow it too.
 The White Tower the landmark of my city after the demonstration.

1 comment:

butterfly said...

Good for you all I did see the strike here on TV, wish we would do a bit more like you all, things are getting bad here with all the cuts.
Thank you for the recipe you are a sweetie, hugs.