Greece's Maelstrom of Violence The Revolt of a Disappointed Generation

The violent unrest that followed the shooting of a 15-year-old boy has driven Greece to the brink of a political crisis. The rioting marks an explosion of rage by the country's young people who have few prospects of carving out a place in a society where all initiative is stifled.
A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens on Dec. 12: Dashed hopes and opportunities

A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens on Dec. 12: Dashed hopes and opportunities

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An officer stands guard in front of a poster during a rally outside police headquarters in central Athens on Dec. 15.

An officer stands guard in front of a poster during a rally outside police headquarters in central Athens on Dec. 15.

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen.
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