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European Tribune - Brief Greek election polling update
Having said that a new poll by the Panteion University of Social Science in Athens, shows that 1 in 3 Greeks applaud (not just tolerate) egg and yogurt throwing against politicians, one in four support physical violence against politicians, and a staggering one in eight declare themselves willing to clash with the police...

My old history prof claimed that when about 5% of the population is willing to physically fight the government it is toast. I don't think there was a source to the calculation, but rather a his estimate looking at revolutions over time.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 02:43:48 PM EST
I suppose that saying something is not the same as actually doing it, but still, yes, these are pre-revolt numbers...

Note that there are a number of Patriotic Militias brewing, right now, and this rage is fueling anti-immigrant attacks and nazi recruits. It can be channeled to many different ends...

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by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Fri Mar 16th, 2012 at 07:10:56 PM EST
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