Fears that the country is about to crash out of the euro brought thousands of Greeks into central Athens on Tuesday urging support for a Yes vote in Sunday’s referendum
Point of view
We say yes to Europe, yes to democracy, yes to the referendum for a better future.
They say they will accept more tough terms demanded by creditors in exchange for keeping the country Liquid.
“I have talked to so many people and everyone is very depressed,” said one young woman.” We want to stay in Europe. We say yes to Europe, yes to democracy, yes to the referendum for a better future.”
“After 40 years of work, I go to the ATM and get 60 euro. For what reason; I’m not a Greek citizen? Why they are fooling us? If they can not do what they promised, they should resign,” said a angry protester.
Calls to reject creditor terms for more funding have been equally loud.
Reoprorting for euronews, Apostolos Staikos who is in Athens, described the Greeks “as marching divided” into Sunday’s referendum.
“Supporters of YES fear the country is doomed if people vote NO. This is why, once more, they came to Syntagma Square to ask the government to reach an agreement, at all costs,” he said.