Nobody wants a police state. Least of all, a police state that uses their guns when it's not justified.
Why the anger towards the police. I wonder if there is much more to this story that would take a book to understand?
Greek society has become multicultural. During the last few years, waves of
repatriated Greeks and foreign economic migrants have arrived in Greece,
following the dramatic developments in Eastern and South Eastern Europe and
the collapse of Real Existing Socialism.
The newcomers’ difficulties have simply added to the already existing economic
and social problems of Greek society. Their economic uncertainty has led to
examples of aggressive behaviour and additional social unrest.
The economic measures taken by the state (green card, loans, plots of land)
provided a solution to some issues. However, the most serious problem " that of
employment and finding work " had not been tackled. The social system did not
ensure the foreigners had a job, and a good one at that. Therefore, they found
work that did not allow them to effectively deal with their economic problems.
And that is a more general problem not only in Greece but also all over the
world, which has a particular impact on these disadvantaged social groups.
Riots are not uncommon in Greece. Self-proclaimed groups of anarchists attack banks, high-end shops and foreign car dealerships. The November 17 parade is a particular flashpoint, when thousands mark the 1974 student uprising at the Polytechnic, an event that led to the collapse of seven years of hated military rule. Few of these attacks, however, cause injuries. Some believe Greece's anarchist movement has its roots in the resistance to the dictatorship and the left/right divide that the period spawned. A number of anti-globalisation, anti-authoritarian, leftwing groups are also believed to have emerged at that time.
You must be older than Methuselah then....