Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Remember Remember The 6th Of December - R.I.P. Alex

Three years have passed since Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15 year old boy was shot dead by a police officer in Athens, 6/12/2008...


The 2008 Greek riots started on 6 December 2008, when Alexandros Grigoropoulos (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γρηγορόπουλος), a 15-year-old student, was killed by two policemen in Exarcheia district of central Athens. The murder of a young student by police resulted in large protests and demonstrations, which escalated to widespread rioting, with hundreds of rioters damaging property and engaging riot police with Molotov cocktails, stones and other objects. Demonstrations and rioting soon spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki, the country's second-largest city.

Here, on  December 6 2008 completely unnecessary the smile of the innocent fifteen year old child Alexandros Grigoropoulos by the bullets of unrepentant killers
"Here, on 6 December 2008, the smile of the innocent fifteen year old child Alexandros Grigoropoulos was extinguished completely unnecessarily by the bullets of unrepentant killers."

Outside Greece, solidarity demonstrations, riots and, in some cases, clashes with local police also took place in more than 70 cities around the world, including London, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Dublin, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, The Hague, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Cologne, Seville as well as Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, and the western Cypriot city of Paphos. In cities far away from Athens, solidarity often was expressed as a peaceful informational protest, for example Sao Paulo, it proved that people could spread the news around the globe, from San Francisco to Wellington and Buenos Aires to Siberia.

While the unrest was triggered by the shooting incident, commentators described the reactions as expressing deeper causes as well, especially a widespread feeling of frustration in the younger generation about specific economic problems of the country (partly as a result of the global economic crisis), a rising unemployment rate among the young generation and a perception of general inefficiency and corruption in Greek state institutions.



Translation of "Γυρίζω τις πλάτες μου στο μέλλον" - "I'm turning my backside to the future"
I'm turning my backside to the future
the future you are shaping as you may
since history to you it's belonging
then if you do insist sweep it away

The promises completely filled my ears up
I've seen the play again don't drive me nuts
the ship of the dreams I have is sailing
to worlds you can't come you don't have the guts

In this present alone I'll be staying
try saving what I can save from your spree
I'll suffer all the legal consequences
accomplice to this murder I won't be

I'm turning my backside to the future
the trick is rigged and fitted to your measure
so cross me out from your long filthy records
I won't involve in your deeds and your leisure

I'm turning my backside to the future
the future you are shaping as you may
since history to you it's belonging
what are you waiting for? Sweep it away

In this present alone I'll be staying
try saving what I can save from your spree
I'll suffer all the legal consequences
accomplice to this murder I won't be

Remember Remember the 6th of December - Alex Grigoropoulos Rest in Peace - Greece - Police kills 15 year old teenager






Merry Christmas from Athens - Αλεξανδρος Γρηγοροπουλος Δεκεμβρης 2008 Συνταγμα Δεντρο

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