Today we reach a new low in current Greek history.
to the disgust of the vast majority of Greek people, and despite the ongoing denials by the military chiefs that this was being planned, our government saw fit today, (the day we celebrate the rising of our fathers and grandfathers against the Naxi occupation) to occupy the streets of Thessaloniki with armed Greek miliatry personel.
Reports speak of over 1000 armed soldiers patrolling the streets of the city and preventing people from getting anywhere near the place where government politicians (th ehighly unpopular minister for defence amongst them) will deliver their key note speeches.
The soldiers complement some 5000 riot police, adding to the sense of a military take-over in progress.
Even the military news portals like Onalert demand the removal of the soldiers, stating that
Soldiers are peoples sons, they have nothing to do with riot police
If there was anything the Samaras government could have done to seal their growing unpopularity with Greeks of all walks of life, this is it.