Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Greek Austerity Protests

Photos below show the protests in Athens, Greece this week over massive government cutbacks. These "austerity measures" were made so that the Greek government could get bailout money from the European Union to help solve their debt crisis.  The Greeks face wage cuts, layoffs, and reduction of social services.  After a few years of tough times and cutbacks, the Greeks are more willing than ever to take to the streets. Is the protest (as shown by these photos) justified?  Which tag do you think best fits these protests: active citizenship, civil disobedience, or riot?  Explain your choice... leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose people put up with so much BS that something has to give