It is not yet 8:00 in the morning, and already the bullhorns are active. Organizers are chanting out instructions just out of sight, and music is blaring from loudspeakers somewhere in the distance.
I notice that there is absolutely no traffic on the streets. Strange for Panepistemiou – normally one of the busiest thoroughfares in central Athens. Our hotel is a few blocks from Syntagma Square, located in front of the Greek Parliament.
A pause descends. The sudden quiet hangs uneasily over everything.
Suddenly, they appear.
Thousands and thousands of them.
Walking straight down the middle of the street, in defiance of cars, shop owners, the on-looking police …
Welcome to another day of protests in Athens.
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