As Predicted: Unrest Flares on Streets of Athens

The Wall Street Journal

BY ALKMAN GRANITSAS, ANDREA THOMAS AND NEKTARIA STAMOULI

ATHENS—Clashes broke out in central Athens Friday as Greece’s major unions launched a 48-hour nationwide strike to protest new austerity measures demanded by the country’s creditors, adding to social tension in a country now in its fifth year of economic recession.

Hundreds of hooded youths in the main Syntagma Square in Athens attacked riot police with gasoline bombs and other projectiles, smashing objects in and around the square.

Police fired tear gas and staged running charges to scatter the youths. At least one person was detained.

Le plus sacré des droits

Nous vivons dans des temps dangereux

Quand le gouvernement viole les droits du peuple, l’insurrection est, pour le peuple et pour chaque portion du peuple, le plus sacré des droits et le plus indispensable des devoirs. Le droit de résistance à l’oppression demeure et demeurera toujours l’un des droits naturels et imprescriptibles de l’homme.