10 December 2008

Riotous Assembly

For non Greek speakers, the reporter is horrified by the sight:

  • The screams of children being thumped by the fuzz
  • Bystanders trying to stop them.
  • People being dragged along the ground.
  • Children fainting or being beaten 'til unconscious.

    BALLISTICS: I've been with a policier pal, no-nonsense type. He says the bullet's been examined and there was NO ricochet.

    All this chatter from the defence about a "mistake" is crap.

    Also, he says the 'special' policeman(meaning not at all specially trained) was in his car and fired from the vehicle which was never under attack. I can't vouch for that bit; just quoting an In with an in.

    Accident schmaccident: Gonna be trouble oop t'mill over this one.

  • 7 comments :

    Sibadd said...

    I've copied this to Democracy Street. Is that OK? I'm out of my depth in the confusion. Thanks for the reporting. S

    Busker said...

    Fisika. But of course. Thanks for spreading the word.

    Sibadd said...

    Busker bottle!

    Sibadd said...

    Something rather amazing is happening, with the degree of illustrated conversation on the web. Bloggers are undermining mainstream broadcasters - even the BBC - in their scrutiny of unfolding events. My bet and deep deep hope - is that the centre will hold.

    Busker said...

    Yes, you're right. What a lot of folks like you 'n' me saw coming and which is discussed with increasing nervousness by the meedja (and not a little spitting of rancid grape pips.)
    The best bloggers have learnt fast what and how to post and where to look and link.

    Times a'changing. Keyboard warriors on the march - oh god, now i've got that tune in my mind and the infectious beat.

    Simon Baddeley said...

    Iason wrote me from Istanbul: It's been some time we hadn't been in touch and I wanted to write and see how you are...(I'm) writing about the recent riots http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/dec/13/youth-killing-sparked-unrest-in-greece/
    One of the most interesting aspects of this whole business - aside from the youth Intifadah side of it - is how Greeks are calling it an imposed Velvet Revolution from the side of the West. Have you heard anything about this?

    C - have you picked this up? Brabant on BBCRadio4 used the 'velvet rev' phrase this morning
    I'm also interested in the words of old Nikos Raptis - sound sounding facts blended with strong opinions
    http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/19930
    Simon

    Busker said...

    first i've heard but i'm not that close to the street.