Updated: Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011, 9:44 PM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011, 11:43 AM CDT
By Darlene Hill, FOX Chicago News (with Associated Press contributing)
Hours of rioting outside Greece's parliament left 46 people injured Tuesday, on the eve of a vote by lawmakers to adopt more painful austerity measures -- a condition for bailout funds needed to prevent a potentially disastrous default.
At least 14 people were arrested, authorities said, as youths clashed with riot police on-and-off for more than 10 hours and into the night, leaving the city center filled with tear gas and strewn with smashed-up marble paving stones. Union had begun a 48-hour strike that shut down services and staged mass rallies through the capital in another day of chaotic protest.
He says he's been calling and checking on his family every week since the parliament in Greece started telling residents it's time to buckle down. Taxes are going up and pensions may be gone.
Alexander says summer is the best time to visit Greece, but the rioters may scare tourists away.
He said: “You want to go, but the cabs are on strike, the airports are on strike, the metro’s on strike and the ships. You can't travel to the island, and even though they have a huge economic situation, this is going to bring their tourism down and that's the biggest industry."
He says Greeks are calm and loving people and will work things out before the country or its citizens suffer anymore.
While Kalas is looking for updates on what's happening in Greece, he's frustrated because he has to check out the international news stations, when he says, the problems the Greeks are dealing with there are the same rights Americans are fighting for.
"Greece is the middle of the Balkans--or in Europe. The history and the democracy were founded there---so I think we should care about that country,” Kalas said.
Comrades, one picture is worth a thousand words. What you see could happen here, and probably will if things continue to deteriorate - and we have every reason to believe that it will.
Judeo-Capitalism has virtually destroyed Greece. How long will it be before it's our turn? Years? Months? Judeo-Capitalism IS destroying this country. There's no question about it. The only question is exactly how long do we have?
National Socialism is the only chance this country has. If we can't stop the destruction of our country AND our Aryan Folk, then at least we must stand ready to pick up the pieces. If we don't, someone else surely will, and you know what that means. An American Zimbabwe where toilet paper is literally worth more than the dollar. Or worse - a new South Africa where Whites will be open prey. Sure, I know it's already happening in some places right here and now. I'll have a story on that tomorrow.
However, the violence is certainly not over for Greece. There are more controversial measures their Parliament is voting on. We'll have to wait and see what the Greek people's reaction will be to them, but I'm sure it will not be favourable.
BTW, to those of you who say Greeks aren't White, take a good look at those photographs. They sure look White to me.