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05 June 2011

Full up

The square is full

There are a lot of people today. The square is full to the last spot. If the square was twice the size, we'd still fill it. There are people in all the streets that lead to the square. I can't guess a number, but we're talking more likely 200000 than 100000 here. There are a lot of elder and old people amongst them.

I wasn't able to get a picture of the upper part of the square yet. We went around the left corner and down the main stair - that's where I took this pic. No room to move, but we got in a few shouts with all the other people.

Down the stair we met a group of Germans who are there to give support to the demands for money for the victims of the Distomo massacre. They had company by plain clothes policemen, trying not to look suspicious with a bug in their ear.


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Re: Full up

in order to achieve their corrupted government 's resignation, the Icelanders were gathering at their frozen Parliament Square (Austurvöllur) for about 6 months, demanding Prime Minister Geir Haarde to step down.
Every Saturday, a crowd of 3000-6000 people was gathering, almost peacefully. Having on mind that Iceland is a country of 300.000 people, this is about 1-2% of the total population. If one makes the analogy for the greek popoulation, there will be needed a crowd of 100.000-200.000 people to be every Sunday at Syntagma. At least. And at the peak, maybe of 500.000.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008–2011_Icelandic_financial_crisis#Political_aftermath

Posted by: Panagiotis at June 06,2011 12:55
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