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People continue to gather for the fifth day now in central Syntagma square in Athens, opposite the parliament. Today there was no rain, it is a Sunday, so many many people were there. The square was really packed.

"Eurozone leaders have turned a 50bn Greek solvency problem into a 1,000bn existential crisis for the European Union." David Miliband
by Kostis Papadimitriou on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 04:18:00 PM EST
It is amazing that this is getting close to zero coverage abroad. It is happening in coordination with cities all over Spain, Lisbon, Paris and London at least. Last year the slightest whiff of teargas made the front page of BBC News.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 06:50:20 PM EST
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That which is not reported didn't happen.

I suspect this may be the beginning of a media blackout, given that a pan-European protest movement taking hold would be a real threat to entrenched interests.

Economics is politics by other means

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 07:05:10 PM EST
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Zero reporting by BBC News of yesterday's UKUncut protests.

But they did get a mention in the Graudian and the Mirror.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun May 29th, 2011 at 07:48:53 PM EST
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