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Timogiannakis, Panagiotis

Eleftheros Typos, Greece

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Eleftheros Typos - Greece | 12/11/2012

The fine art of protest in Portugal

Austerity protesters draped black mourning sashes over Lisbon's monuments during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, while an online campaign called on the Portuguese to wear black for the duration of her visit and a hundred intellectuals declared Merkel persona non grata. The conservative daily Eleftheros Typos expresses admiration for Portugal's protest culture: "Here in Greece people are exhausted. They no longer understand what's going on and don't know what to think. What will go through their heads when they hear that 100 artists and intellectuals in Portugal declared Merkel persona non grata in an open letter when her visit was announced? The Greeks look to Portugal and recall that neither the artists nor most intellectuals dared to do such a thing here. On the contrary, our intellectuals called on us in television programmes to stay calm, be obedient and behave like good children."

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