Ivor O’Connor

December 13, 2008

Greek Problems.

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 6:07 pm

It’s interesting to see a Rodney King incident in another country. I’m normally not interested in things like this but it seems to be one of those things that will be part of our World history so maybe it’s time I pay attention to the details here.

  • The officer failed to express any remorse over the students death, claiming the bullet was a stray bounce that killed him.
  • Then the police said it was in response to an attack.
  • All witnesses, and apparently there are many, say it was a cold blooded killing.
  • Six plus days of rioting, starting on Saturday evening around 9pm (12/06/08), so far.
  • Over a hundred schools and fifteen campuses are shutdown and occupied by activists.
  • Tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of students took to the streets or are perhaps still on the streets.
  • Police were locked in while kids threw bottles and such at them during the following week unable to respond to such a mass movement.
  • Two of the officers involved in the shooting have been arrested.
  • The Conservative Right Wing Government only has a one person majority and this incident will probably put an end to it.
  • Apparently this conservative party has been very hard on the students raising their costs much like Reagan did to the UC system.
  • The Socialists are already demanding a vote.
  • Many other countries have and are showing solidarity with the students.
  • Apparently the anti terrorist campaign pushed on them by the Bush administration during the 2004 Olympics kicked off these problems.
  • Since the Olympics illegal wire tapping, abductions, etc., have been the norm there.
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