A suicide because of despair about poverty and repression by a young unemployed graduate in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, led ultimately to the fall of the Ben Ali dictatorship.
Will something somewhat similar happen in Greece now?
This video says about itself:
4 April 2012
Hundreds of people saw the man shoot himself, sparking angry protests outside the parliament in Athens.
The case is casting a spotlight on the country’s spiralling suicide rate – as Caroline Malone reports.
Greece suicide: Tributes for retired pharmacist: here.
A 77-YEAR-old pensioner named as Dimitris Christoulas, an ex-owner of a chemist shop, shot himself in the head on Wednesday morning in Syntagma square in front of the Vouli (Greek parliament) in Athens. A note found on him stated: ‘The occupation government have crushed any possibility of survival based on a dignified pension which I had paid for 35 years’: here.
See also here.
A picture of a Tunisian young man gagged and handcuffed by a plain-clothed Italian police officer on-board an Alitalia flight to Tunis created uproar in the Italian media on Thursday, April 19: here.