Vila grega em guerra aberta contra aquilo que consideram ser ocupação do Estado

As explosions boom, the town’s loudspeakers blare: “Attention! Attention! We are under attack!” Air-raid sirens wail through the streets, mingling with the frantic clanging of church bells.

The anger is most palpable in Keratea, a town of 15,000 people 30 miles south of Athens which appears to have spun out of control. The state’s attempt to start work on a planned landfill site on a nearby hillside in December caused locals to set fire to construction vehicles and erect massive roadblocks on a road that bypasses the town and runs to the capital. It’s a fight that has galvanised the town, from the mayor and the local priest to shopkeepers, farmers, schoolteachers and teenagers.

“We’ve learned at the age of 60 about Molotov cocktails,” he thundered through his gas mask – an accessory sported by young and old alike.

A government spokesman, Giorgos Petalotis, condemned the violence, and said the government had no intention of abandoning its plans to build the landfill site, which it said would ease problems at Athens’s single rubbish dump. “We are the only authority that has comprehensive plans for [greater Athens] regional development. We will not abandon the effort that has been made and is currently being made to build this new facility,” he said.

But the residents are adamant. “There’s no way we will back down. If they don’t accept that this project cannot happen, we will be here as long as it takes,” said Kostas Levantis, the town’s mayor.

Um pensamento sobre “Vila grega em guerra aberta contra aquilo que consideram ser ocupação do Estado

  1. tric

    os Portugueses deviam ajudar, o melhor, pagar a grande divida que tem para com os Gregos e tomar a iniciativa de sair do Euro, exigir uma perdão de uma parte da divida e renegociar a restante, em agradecimento por este Nobre Povo Grego ter mostrado o que o futuro reserva Portugueses…

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