Politicians not safe in Greece

12/4/12 LAOS party (far-right) member Antonis Gewrgiadis is bombed with yogurt while dining at a restaurant

Επίθεση με γιαούρτια στον Άδωνι Γεωργιάδη από Matsomenos


A mayor on the island of Zakynthos was bombarded with eggs and yogurt at a meeting over hikes to electric bills.


Another Politician harassed in public.

Πριν από λίγα λεπτά στο Πνευματικό κέντρο Τρίπολης, μέλη της Αριστεράς επιτέθηκαν φραστικά στον Γενικό Γραμματέα της ΝΔ, Ανδρέα Λυκουρέντζο που βρέθηκε στην Τρίπολη για να μιλήσει σε εκδήλωση του Οικονομικού Επιμελητηρίου.

Πως έχει το γεγονός...

Κατά την προσέλευση του Γ.Γ. της Νέας Δημοκρατίας στο Πνευματικό Κέντρο του Δήμου Τρίπολης περίπου 15 άτομα, μέλη της Αριστεράς, άρχισαν να αποδοκιμάζουν τον κ.Λυκουρέντζο ο οποιός σταμάτησε να συνομιλήσει μαζί τους αλλά δεν κατέστη δυνατό...Παρακολουθήστε το βίντεο


Update 07/03/12

It was a eventful and dangerous week to be a politician in Greece; or even to be married to one. Chairs and yogurt flew as Greek singer George Dalaras was heckled by a crowd in Athens. Story in English and Greek

Next we go to the island of Rhodes where a crowd at a parade broke through barricades and police lines to reach the stage where politicians were seated. Fortunately for the politicians they had an escape route available. Story in English and Greek.

Finally in Larissa local residents attacked City Council members during a meeting over the price of water. Greek Story.

UPDATE 27/02/12 Greek Mp (ΝΔ)Ioannis Plakiotakis is accosted and scolded while having coffee in Crete.

UPDATE 26/02/12 Socialist party (PASOK) member Aggelos Tolkas accosted and harassed in Naoussa restaurant by "anti-authority and anarchist group". Story here in Greek via IndyMedia.

UPDATE 26/02/12 Socialist party (PASOK) MP George Dolios is hit with a cane while giving statement during Carnival festivities. Story in Greek.

UPDATE 23/02/12 Conservative Party (ΝΔ) member N. Nikolopoulos attacked with eggs and yogurt in Patras.

The news comes today that Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Bilderberg member Dora Bakoyannis was accosted at a restaurant in Crete. It seems every other week there is another story of violence against Greek pols. In any other EU country this would become an international story, in Greece it goes with the territory.

It was just about a year ago that an MP was brutally attacked by protesters during a National Strike in Athens.

Shortly before that in late 2010 MP and former leader of left SYRIZA Alekos Alavanos was attacked with eggs, rocks and yogurt outside a church by "far right" attackers.

Γιαούρτια στον Αλέκο Αλαβάνο από tvxorissinora

A few months ago a parade in Thessaloniki was stopped when protesters again harassed politicians yelling "masons out of Greece". In Trikala one MP was egged and hit. Also the large Greek population in Germany has gotten to numerous politicians and interrupted their speeches. Greek MP Theodoros Pangalos was scolded by members of the audience during an appearance in Berlin. Also in Berlin Former PM George Papandreou was also the victim of students wrath as well. There was even a fabricated story of another Greek pol being beat.

This handful of events should be taken as a warning to the Greek government, you are treading down a slippery path, and it is only a matter of time before the violence of these attacks intensifies.

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