A woman pushes a riot policeman’s shield during a protest in front of the Greek parliament near Athens’ Syntagma Square on April 5.(Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman pushes a riot policeman’s shield during a protest in front of the Greek parliament near Athens’ Syntagma Square on April 5.
(Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

Pensioner’s Suicide Spark Riots in Greece

April 9, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Prepare for Europe’s civil unrest to grow worse.
 

A 77-year-old man shot himself in a busy square 100 yards away from the Greek parliament on April 4, prompting protests from citizens who blame the government and its austerity measures for the man’s death.

“I can’t find another way to react apart from putting a dignified end to things before I start looking through garbage in order to survive and before I become a burden for my child,” said his suicide note, according to the Greek paper Ekathimerini. He reportedly compared the Greek government to the regime installed under the Nazis.

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