More than 10,000 peaceful demonstrators crowded Syntagma Square last night and stood silently before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor those who lost their lives or were left homeless by the spate of deadly wildfires this past week. The protest was organized by bloggers, text messages and mass emails.
Most wore black as a sign of mourning or held black flags with non-political messages. Leftists carrying political signs were booed by the crowd, and a small amount of unrest by this same group was handled quickly by riot police.
Thank you to those who were able to come join us.
Readers: As I’ve not slept for more than 72 hours straight, I hope to be back tomorrow to start posting on three things: a checklist of what needs to be done, the future and my last thoughts.
Photos from the Kathimerini