A tip of the hat to l’Enfant de la Haute Mer, whose post Fortress Athens outlines the basics of the Greek government’s planned restrictions apparently imposed on Greece’s recent Independence Day, a day which marked Greece’s uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. Her last post was before the day; I hope (and presume) she is healthy and not incarcerated.
I started to write a post about the massive police presence in central Athens on Greek Independence Day, a presence which apparently even the police themselves didn’t really want, but the WaPoo stopped me from reading their post-Independence-Day article and the Guardian, amazingly, had only one flippant reference in a blog. Eventually I found a NYT AP article with some information, but I have a policy of not quoting Dissociated Press articles because they love to send their lawyers to hassle people, so you can just go read it yourself. (I told you earlier that I was cranky today! Watch out, or I’ll throw bitter oranges at you. 🙂 )
If I had a newer computer that allowed me to have more than three web pages open at a time without delaying matters by sometimes literally 5 minutes per update, I’d research the results further. But I just don’t have the patience today. If you have a newer computer and/or subscriptions to the relevant sites, by all means, find out what happened.