Athens – Another Day, Another Demonstration

Every day I’ve been here there has been a demonstration about something taking place. Mostly about the environment and against fascism, but this was a larger and well attended event which winded its way through the centre of Athens.

I translated one of the leaflets and the protest is related to the closing of schools, but I couldn’t find any media reports on the march to find out more.

There were plenty of police around, who mostly looked bored, and some irritated looking locals not impressed by the smoke. And an awful lot of flyers were thrown on the floor, although the city seems to employ an army of street cleaners.

It got the attention of locals and visitors to the city though, which I’m guessing is the entire point that it was held. So job done in that regard….