Friday, May 2, 2014

Athens Protesters Take Their Underwear to Parliament

Open-air market vendors hung their underwear outside the Greek Parliament to protest a series of reforms that will economically destroy 50,000 families, they claim

Symbolic protest based on the Greek phrase “mas piran ta sovraka” ("they deprived us of our panties") meaning "they stole everything".

Men and women, fruit and vegetables vendors and producers gathered in Kaningos Square and marched to the Greek Parliament where they staged their unique protest. Fruit and vegetable vendors at open-air markets (laiki) went on indefinite strike on Monday as they disagree with the draft bill of the Development Ministry. Main points of dispute: