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Greek Pensioner Shoots Himself On Front Of Parliament In Protest
other press Wednesday April 04, 2012 19:07 by lefty
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.