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November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: Massive rally against Obama's visit in Athens

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Massive rally against Obama's visit in Athens - People say a thunderous "NO" to US-NATO imperialist murderers

Under the slogans "Neither land nor water to the murderers of the people""Get NATO out of the Aegean" and “The imperialists re-divide the world, they draw the borders with the blood of the peoples” thousands of people, workers, young men and women, participated in a massive rally in central Athens against the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. The protesters condemn Obama's visit and the Greek government's participation in the Euroatlantic imperialist plans. 

It must be noted that the labour-peoples movement defied the provocative and authoritarian decision by the SYRIZA government to ban demonstrations in the Greek capital during Obama's stay in Athens.

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas participated in the demonstration and made the following statement to reporters:

"We deliver a militant 'welcome' to the president of the USA; of an imperialist state which, among other things, especially during the last years with the capitalist economic crisis, leads the "crows" of IMF which bleed the Greek people. A state which causes military coup d' etats, which causes interventions, imperialist wars, from Ukraine to Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Asia, Latin America. A state which murders civilians in these countries, which creates the large wave of refugee flows, which afflict and uproot thousands, millions of people from their homes, thus afflicting these people, the Greek people, the Aegean islands.

Against this provocation, as well as for the past of the United States and the present, the KKE, the class labour union movement, the Greek people as a whole and the pro-peace powers contend a thunderous NO against the USA, NATO, the "alliances of wolves" and their wars. We denounce the government of the- supposed- "first time Left" of SYRIZA-ANEL which tried, with all possible ways, to impose cemetery silence today in Athens. We respond in a militant way, we are here, at the front line, we demonstrate, exactly because we don't surrender, we don't compromise, we give neither land nor water to the murderers of the people".


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