Athens Protests: Strike for Your Rights
Metro workers went on strike from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. By 11.45 a.m., metro services had shut down.
Protests, rallies, and strikes are literally a near-daily expression of democracy in Greece; without question, they have a disruptive effect. Given their sheer frequency, however, it becomes reasonable to question how well they achieve their protagonists’ aims.
About the author
In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.
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