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Greeks Riots Over a Proposed Landfill

John on January 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

This is truly the ne plus ultra of NIMBY battles. As you’ll see, they’re not just throwing rocks and bottles, they’ve got Molotov cocktails:

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I guess I can understand not wanting my town to become host to a large garbage pit for Athens, but I think I’d move before going this far:

Residents shouted “Police, pigs, murderers” as they circled one of the police stations. Police vehicles were overturned and burnt with two police stations attacked and six police cars damaged.

It doesn’t take much to get the Greeks rioting in the streets these days.

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