I remember where I was when I first heard Greece was in deep doo doo (at a depth not seen since The Treaty of Versailles).
It was a Sunday. I was at the original DuPar’s at Third and Fairfax. I’d brought my NY Times. The front page said it all: Greece was behind with both his landlord and the repo man.
The Greek government faced possible collapse on Tuesday as ruling party lawmakers demanded Prime Minister George Papandreou resign for throwing the nation’s euro membership into jeopardy with a shock call for a referendum.
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In 2008, a teenager was killed by Greek police and it lead to a riot that lasted longer than a week. Today, a middle-aged man died. Anarchist rumor has it that the trade unionist, Dimitris Kotsaridis, fell from the glass awnings over Syntagma Square and had a heart attack. The word inside the square was that he was fighting with the authorities. Just rumours, not fact. Nevertheless, that’s what we were hearing, true or not. Either way, rumor is spreading and anger will probably follow.