General riots in Athens and Thessalonika — Reports are that the state has imposed “draconian” security measures.
One protestor stated in no uncertain terms:
“unfortunately, the time has come for blood to be shed. Every time we protest peacefully more cuts are made and they are always at the expense of workers, never those who are to blame for the crisis. As one of our great singers said, it’s only with fire and knives that men progress. People will have to die if we are going to stop these dreadful policies.”