Thousands of Protesters Tell Merkel she is Not Welcome

Thousands of Protesters Tell Merkel she is Not Welcome

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About 8,000 demonstrators chanted anti-austerity slogans and hoisted banners warning Angela Merkel she was not welcome in Greece at a protest on Monday, the eve of a visit by the German chancellor.
Organized by labor unions fed up with wage and benefit cuts during three years of austerity, the demonstration was called before Merkel announced she was coming to Greece in a gesture of support for the government’s fiscal reform efforts.
But protesters did not miss the opportunity to vent their anger at Merkel, whose insistence on a tough reform program many Greeks blame for their country’s plight. The main banner in front of parliament was a large German flag emblazoned with the words “Angela, you are not welcome!”.
(source: kgmi)

  • R.I.P.

    We are all sick of you greeks. 
    I rather see Germany burn then give you another coin.
    You didn’t deserved it. We all Germans would love to see you suffer in your own miserable.
    You got no honor, no respect. You still think it is the fault of the Germans that you are in this situation. Ask the rest of the world what they will answer you.
    Greece is the joke of the planet. You make yourselves fools. You didn’t just burned all the billions, your brains too. You all fools can be happy that you have Ms. Merkel, because if you ask the germans for money, you will get nothing then dirt. 
    Until now you got so much. West Europe cut billions of YOUR debts just for free. They gave you so many billions that you can burn them again. And what are you doing? You Clowns are just ungrateful.  you are all pathetic. 

    Go to hell greece, and don’t forgett any of your greedy muppets.

  • Cypriot

    We don’t blame Germany, we just don’t want your money. Your money is dirty – it comes with added debt, it comes with the starvation and death of Greeks. Take it and go away, it is what we ask! Unfortunately it is YOUR country that wants us to stay so that it may rob us of everything we have and so that its precious EU stays in tact.

  • Salconstandinidis

    Iran is going to burn you and your Zionist friends you Western Capitlist trash

  • Choralife

     Oh get off your high horse and cut the holier than thou crap. Germany borrows money at 1.5% and Greece pays back at 5% and at the same time Germany is selling Greece 6 billion in submarines etc. And while your looking that up try looking at all the major construction projects awarded to Germany over the last few years, and the bribe scandals involving German companies like Seimens. Oil and gas reserves in the Agean mean anything to you?

    Yeah right, Germany is ‘giving’ Greece money out of the goodness of their hearts and not making a cent. Don’t make me laugh.

  • Drachma

    You are wrong.
    We want the Drachma – and we will receive the Drachma.
    Germany was only used by Obama to help him in his election.
    After the election we can leave the EURO.
    With the Drachma we are cheaper. So we can export more and we will reduce the unemployment – and that’s very very good.

  • Drachma

     That’s right. We want the Drachma – and we will receive the Drachma.
    Germany was only used by Obama to help him in his election.
    After the election we can leave the EURO.
    With the Drachma we are cheaper. So we can export more and we will reduce the unemployment – and that’s very very good.

  • The maverik

     R.I.P. You are right and I am right but the Greeks thinks they are right too. The Greeks have lived for more than 38 years under corrupt governments buying their votes for jobs. I am Greek and I do not like what Greek politicians are doing after all they are the ones who bankrupt the country by this massive corruption within the government ranks but the problem lies with their parasites who for many years enjoyed all the privilege and now all that is been taken from them. Please don’t generalize as Greeks are not all the same. Unless corruption is eliminated, Greece will never prosper and its people will suffer for many years to come.

  • Lambrossellinas

     RIP, U R A SAD LONELY DARK SIDED IMBESILE. WHEN U HATCH FROM UR EGG AND C LIFE THE WAY EDUCATED AND WELL INFORMED WORLD CITIZENS C, U WILL FIND THE LIGHT IN UR LITTLE OBJECT BETWEEN UR SHOULDRES AND REALISE THAT THE FREE IN THE MIND CITIZENS OF THE WESTERN WORLD R AWARE THAT ZIONISM CONTROLS U AND UR SLEEPY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES, THEY CONTROL THE WORLD BANKING, THE MEDIA, THE RESEARCH CENTERS, THE MILITARY, THE DRUG DISTRIBUTION, THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, THE RESOURCES, THE OIL GAS GOLD SILVER ETC ETC AND THEREBY CONTROL U AND HOW U THINK AND PLAY. SO HAVE A GOOD NIGHT AND SWEET DREAMS. ONE DAY U WILL C THE LIGHT. JUST AS THE ANCIENT GREEKS GAVE THE LIGHT TO WESTERN CIVILISATION MANY CENTURIES AGO, NOW WE THE GREEKS WILL SHOW U THE LIGHT OF THE ENEMY

  • Salconstandinidis

    Greece will be isolated are you that stupid Greece will never leave the Euro it’s over

  • Salconstandinidis

    Obama biggest concern is Iran because if Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz the world economy will collapse this will lead to World War 3 Sanctions against Iran are starting to hurt they want to make oil prices high 20 percent of the world oil goes through the Strait of Hormuz that is the main concern Greece is a slave to the Euro.

  • Reddvl7

    germany = NAZIS

  • Adde

    We entered the EU for many reasons but especially to escape the influence of Russia and USA.
    I mean : We have Turkey at east and we hoped by being part of the Eurozone, the EU would have helped us to protect our east border against Turkey. But since the beginning, the others EU countries are refusing to protect our East border which are also the Eurozone’s east border.
    And why ? So you Germans and my second country France can continue to sell you weapons to the Hellenic government which is in charge alone to protect the Eurozone’s East border. Nice, I’m so thanksfull to you.
    Also many of your so-called “aid plan” to “help paying our debts (more like paying th interests of the debt) have conditions like to continue to buy your weapons.
    So after that I think you should understand that many people aren’t very happy with this situation.

  • Anonymous

     You = idiot.

    Germany isn’t responsible for our debt problems.

  • Anonymous

     I don’t know if you are really German but if you love to see others suffer… you are  moron no matter what country you claim to be from.

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure your not Iranian? You keep taking pro-Muslim positions on everything.

  • Anonymous

    You are communist trash.

  • Anonymous

     Greece is already isolated. None of your communist “comrades” help it. In fact your foreign “comrades” care so little for you they collude with FYROM ultra nationalists in trying to erase Greek people.

  • Salconstandinidis

    it dont matter when war comes to the Gulf everybody is going to suffer not just Greece everybody.

  • Salconstandinidis

    I like iran because its anti-imperalist anti-Capitlist thats why

  • Salconstandinidis

    No Iam not Iranian

  • Salconstandinidis

    war is coming all this is not going to matter

  • Reddvl7

     They’re obviously not helping you moron!

  • gerasimos spanodimitris

    You shouldn’t generalise. I’m certain other Germans would not want to have anything to do with your ignorant aphorisms.
    You should be aware by now that most Greeks don’t actually want to continue lending money from you with these terms, and would very much rather force a moratorium in the debt servicing as well as erase the part of the debt that is odious, and therefore your threat is more of a mutual wish for us.
    We don’t think it is the fault of the Germans as a collective (As if all Germans and Greeks are the same) that we ended up here. We think it is our governments’ fault that we reached the dead end, but righteously blame the policy enforced by the EU and the IMF and largely advocated by Germany’s current government (which is distinct to you) for the further impoverishment of the Greek people.

    You don’t give money away. You lend it in a profitable interest rate so that you will both have a profit in the long term, and you will save your bunkrupt banks in the short term (did you know that all money you so graciously give away to Greece actually goes to a fund from which it is all redirected to the french and german banks that are both insolvent with liquidity problems and happen to be our former lenders? Nothing remains for the public. Your government conned you in that it makes you bailout your own bank, through us and you maintain your delusions of solidarity). Aside from that the structural reforms forced by the IMF and your government do not serve to make us into a european country but rather to further destroy what economy we have left. You have not researched what those “austerity measures” really are, and that is your own limitation. You can’t save your friend by lending him money in exchange for his arms. The fact that our debt actually got bigger during this period that was otherwise destructive for us notwithstanding.

    Your dear “ms merkel” is at the moment the greatest obstacle in creating a substantial european fiscal mechanism, and therefore impedes our progress towards a federalist state. So don’t brag about being a federalist. Your government is euro-skeptic at best, intending to only maintain a hard common currency that will aid its exports by whatever monetarist means necessary.

    You never “cut” our debts. Even the PSI procedure was a joke where we ended up erasing our own bonds.
    “They gave you so many billions that you can burn them again”
    Yes. well, here you are just embarassing yourself with parading your ignorance on the subject.

    Oh and do recall. it was your side that started the ad hominem game. You started calling us lazy when we are the hardest working in the EU according to OECD, and you were the ones that called us spoiled brats when our unemployment was rising to 25%, suicide rate tripled, and 1/3 of the population ended up working to live under the official poverty line.
    I know two wrongs do not make a right. But actions have consequences, and when you add insult to injury you are bound to reap a couple accusations of Nazism.
    With which I don’t agree. But it would be an understatement to say that the Greeks that use them are probably less retarded or offensive than the Germans that will call us lazy when we are dying, and then proceed to indicate what we should vote as well.

  • The maverik

    Germany and the EU has nothing to do with our debts…Our politicians caused this massive crisis in Greece with their corrupt means to get to power and loot our country’s wealth. Germany didn’t force anyone to become corrupt and neither the EU…