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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 03:18 PM

69. All hope 'annihilated,' retiree kills himself outside Greek parliament

Is this the first shot in the Western Spring Uprising? It wouldn't surprise me if this sets of a spark.
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http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/04/11017529-all-hope-annihilated-retiree-kills-himself-outside-greek-parliament

By msnbc.com staff and news services

A retired Greek pharmacist shot himself dead outside Greece's parliament Wednesday, saying he refused to scrounge for food in the garbage, touching a nerve among ordinary Greeks feeling the brunt of the country's economic crisis.

The public suicide by the 77-year-old in the center of Athens quickly triggered an outpouring of sympathy in a country where one in five is jobless and a sense of national humiliation has accompanied successive rounds of salary and pension cuts.
Just hours after the death, an impromptu shrine with candles, flowers and hand-written notes protesting the crisis sprung up in the central Syntagma square where the suicide occurred. Dozens of bystanders gathered to pay their respect.

One note nailed to a tree said "Enough is enough", while another asked "Who will be the next victim?"

"This is a human tragedy," government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis said as politicians in parliament decried the death.

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Double-talking bastards in Parliament (and Congress) decried his deat, even though they were directly responsible for it.

They need to be rewarded with FRSP's!

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