Greek workers confront German politician

This video says about itself:

6 May 2016

The austerity measures are having a profound effect on the Greek people. Each day, more people are losing hope and some are even taking their own lives.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Athens.

While Greeks ruined by the austerity measures rammed down their throats by the German Merkel government search for food in garbage cans, a German government politician preaching that austerity to them eats very differently:

“H-J Fuchtel enjoyed octopus and dorado at a dinner organized by the German-Greek Assembly. He didn’t drink tsipouro, though. He loves the Greek cuisine. As he admits, his wife complains every time he returns from Greece with some more kilos.”

A video which used to be on YouTube used to say about itself:

Nov 15, 2012 by VideoTopNews

Protesters try to disrupt Greek-German meeting

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Greek workers tried to storm a meeting of Greek and German officials in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Thursday and attempted to attack a German diplomat in a protest over austerity measures.

Police used batons to disperse around 250 municipal employees after several ran into the courtyard and through the halls of a conference center in the city. Riot police assisted German Consul Wolfgang Hoelscher-Obermaier to enter the building, holding back protesters who cursed and tried to pelt him with water bottles. The demonstrators thronged outside the building holding up banners reading “Fight until the end!”.

Police said the protesters wanted to disrupt the meeting of officials, a Greek-German friendship meeting organized by the municipalities and attended by German envoy Hans-Joachim Fuchtel. A union official said the protesters were angry over comments made by Fuchtel, who told journalists on Wednesday that Greece could do more to reform its bloated local government sector. He said that experts believe 1,000 Germans can do the work of 3,000 Greek employees.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Thursday 15 November 2012

Dozens of Greek municipal workers clashed with police today after breaking into a conference centre to tell a German minister to get lost.

They also shoved and threw coffee at German consul Wolfgang Hoelsche-Obermaier as he arrived at a summit of Greek and German mayors in Thessaloniki.

They then broke into the conference centre where German Deputy Labour minister Hans-Joachim Fuchtel was protected by riot police.

A German Left party MP told the demonstrators: “It is not you who should pay the price for this crisis but the rich.”

Riot police chased the protesters from building to building through the conference centre.

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