Sunday, 31 March 2013

Greek riot dogs & German Occupiers in the 'hood

Things in Greece can only be described as bizarre,
other than the starvation and homelessness.

Here we have it. The only creatures with enough soul
to challenge the Troika are the
Greek riot dogs.

In another story, a neighbour whose house faces
the German Embassy in Athens has been arrested
for art work. His art work, in the form of a flag,
is the superimposing of a German army boot and
a nazi symbol on the Greek flag. I would consider
that to be a Realist work of art, but the German
embassy was offended.
not sorry about that,
that's life.
Naturally, the Occupiers told their Griechische
police underlings to round up this purveyor of free speech.

the sensitive Germans are here to stay
there goes the neighbourhood:

Sh-Ting:  keep talking gr
Athens Municipality “arrests” dog for anti-austerity barking at the Troika
Posted by keeptalkinggreece in animals
Everyone remembers  the show staged of Ruby, Sakis and Stratos beginning of the month. Together with photographers and cameramen, the three Athens strays had lurked the Troika representatives outside the Greek finance ministry and started an anti-austerity barking when they arrived.
Athens strays Troika
Next day, reports  in the Greek press claimed that at least one of the Troikans – EU representative Matthias Morse – had complained to finance minister Yiannis Stournaras about the strays and asked measures.
video from March 3/2013
Obeying the Troika’s demands the Athens Municipality arrested at least one of the dogs. The arrest followed a complaint that Ruby allegedly had bitten a citizen.
the citizen has reportedly claimed that he was bitten by the dog while he was peacefully sitting at a cafeteria at Syntagma Square.
Municipality workers located Ruby who is usually hanging around in the area and took him to a municipality shelter in Megar, some 50 km away from Athens.
Animal lovers who take care of the Syntagma strays say that Ruby is a very friendly dog and has not showed any signs of aggressivity. they also stressed that the dog does not hang around at Syntagma square but in the nearby streets [near the finance ministry].
Aggelos Antonopoulos, the deputy mayor in charge confirmed the incident and made it clear the dog was not arrested but ‘collected” two weeks ago.
The responsible committee is expected to decide soon if the dog will be released and can return to his old living area or be located somewhere else. ( via nonews-news.blogspot)

Film director Collatos arrested for hoisting a flag showing Greece under German occupation
Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Politics
Greek police detained film director Dimitris Collatos on Wednesday afternoon with charges of ‘insulting national symbols’. Collatos had hoisted a Greek flag on his balcony. The flag was featuring a German army boot over Greece in a lake of blood. A swastika was also to be seen.
Collatos flag
According to neighbors, Collatos had hoisted the flag at noon and left his home, located in Kolonaki district of Athens, just ten meters away from the German embassy.

Speaking from the police station to news portal, Collatos said that some embassy guard had informed the police implying that the denouncement came from the Germany embassy.

When police and the prosecutor went to his home, Collatos returned but refused to take down the flag. The Greek police did.

According to latest information, he is currently at the police station of Syntagma and will be soon released. On Thursday he has to appear before the prosecutor.

PS this incident is the answer to those claiming, the police had to arrest the Golden Dawn MP for urinating outside a private television channel…