Caught On Tape: 800 Angry Farmers Storm Greek Ministry, Beat Cops With Shepherd’s Sticks

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

On Friday, we got confirmation of what everyone already knew: the Greek economy is still mired in recession. GDP contracted 0.6% in Q4 after shrinking 1.4% in Q3.

We also found out that Greek farmers have most assuredly not calmed down since they parked their tractors in the middle of the street blocking traffic late last month.  

Why are the farmers mad, you ask? Well, they’re not particularly enamored with the idea of having their social security contributions tripled and their income tax doubled as part of PM Alexis Tsipras’ push to satisfy creditors in Brussels who, six months after the country’s third bailout program was agreed, aren’t satisfied with the pace of fiscal consolidation.

So what do you do when you’re an angry farmer from Crete hell bent on demonstrating just how frustrated you are with a government which just a little over a year ago, swept to power with promises to roll back austerity?You grab your shepherd’s crook and some tomatoes and you storm the Agriculture Ministry in Athens.

Below, find the dramatic footage of farmers gone wild.


Hell hath no fury like a farmer taxed.

10 thoughts on “Caught On Tape: 800 Angry Farmers Storm Greek Ministry, Beat Cops With Shepherd’s Sticks

  1. Damn! Those are some seriously pissed off farmers. Anybody else notice that the building the Greek pigs are guarding is a National Bank? I noticed.
    Imagine what they could do with some real armaments besides sticks and stones.
    Tear gas? LOL. They’ve probably sucked enough tear gas in to build up an immunity.

  2. Sorry I think there’s a typo in the title.
    Caught On Tape : 800 Angry Farmers Storm Greek Ministry.
    Beat Cops With Shepherd’s “Dicks”!

  3. The greeks should take the weapons smuggled in from the middle-eastern 5th column passing through their country and use them.

    As a sidenote, the 600,000 – 1 million ‘missing’ refugees are probably being airlifted by nato from german/american/nato bases right to the ukraine front and are waiting for the saudi-turk invasion of syria to keep russia engaged and distracted while ukraine is lit on fire…


  4. But when honest American ranchers across the pond decide to stand in protest, with absolutely no violence, they are charged with “conspiracy” and murdered. Imagine what would have happened if the Burns occupiers started beating James Commie’s FBI Nazis? America land of the free?

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