When people read about Dimitris Chrystoulas’ suicide outside the Greek Parliament due to the financial crisis, everyone was devastated. Now, another man has taken his life as well.
Savvas Metikidis, 45, was a teacher and renowned trade union member. During the Easter holiday, he visited his hometown of Stavroupoli in Xanthi to celebrate with relatives and family.
The victim hung himself at his parents home on Saturday, April 21. He was married and had children.
In his letter, he describes his thoughts about the debt crisis and the austerity measures, and makes clear that his suicide had a political background.
People described him as an active member of Greek society, always present at demonstrations against the Memorandum. Once, mentioned his colleagues, he did not even hesitate to “deliver” himself to police during a protest.
Over the last five years, Metikidis taught immigrants Greek without being paid for his classes. Savvas’ funeral will be held on Sunday, April 22 at the cemetery of Stavroupoli.