The 77-year-old man who today shot himself in the temple in Syntagma Square in front of the stunned passersby called upon young Greeks to hang the traitors and fill with gallows the area in front of parliament. In his dying letter, he said, "Tsolakoglou’s government of invasion destroyed any option for my survival. I could not find another decent way to react before I started digging in the garbage." George Tsolakoglou is the Greek Prime Minister, who collaborated with the Germans at the time of the occupation during World War II. The parallel with today's crisis in Greece is obvious. "If a fellow had taken a Kalashnikov, I would support him," admitted the suicide.
The tragic incident was immediately used by the movement of discontented, who called their supporters through its Facebook page to gather in the square outside the parliament to express their indignation at the treacherous, in their opinion, policy of the Greek government, which managed to secure the support of the International Monetary Fund and the European Union in order to prevent the country from bankruptcy. From the very morning, many citizens spontaneously placed flowers and notes by the tree to which the pensioner had chosen to end his life.
The square is filled with hundreds of people now who have gathered around the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and the riot forces are deployed on the steps to the parliament. Five young men with helmets and ski masks are now breaking the marble steps of the five-star Grande Bretagne Hotel in Syntagma Square. Athens is preparing for a hard night.
This morning, a 32-year-old man from Chios made a suicide attempt – he shot himself with his father’s hunting rifle. Luckily, the wound was in the throat and, although his condition is severe, the shot was not fatal. After several hours of surgery, the victim's condition was stabilized and he was transported by a military aircraft C-130 to Athens, where his treatment continued. According to his relatives, the man had financial and mental problems.