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Greek Pensioner Shoots Himself On Front Of Parliament In Protest

category international | eu | other press author Wednesday April 04, 2012 19:07author by lefty Report this post to the editors

A greek pensioner and world war II hero, shot himself on front of the greek parliament to die with some dignity rather than waiting until he had to search for food in garbage cans, and becoming a burden to hs children. Apparently Suicide rates have soared in greece.


Mourners stand around the spot where a man committed suicide
at central Syntagma square in Athens (Reuters / Yorgos Karahalis)


"A 77-year-old Greek man has committed suicide in central Athens by the nation’s parliament, shooting himself with a handgun in apparent financial desperation.

Eyewitness reports say that the man shouted “So I won’t leave debts for my children” before turning the gun on himself. Others claimed he said nothing.

Greek state media reports the man left a suicide note saying “The Tsolakoglou government has annihilated all traces for my survival. And since I cannot find justice, I cannot find another means to react besides putting a decent end [to my life], before I start searching the garbage for food and become a burden for my child."

Georgios Tsolakoglou headed the Greek collaborationist government during the German occupation of Greece in the Second World War.

full story here:

http://rt.com/news/greece-suicide-218/


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Matter of Fact.     Ab-Zorba the Greek    Mon Apr 01, 2013 16:23 
   how trite to belittle the last desperate gesture of a dead man.     fred    Mon Apr 01, 2013 20:55 


 
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