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Antiquity, Austerity, Democracy

June 25, 2015. A referendum is scheduled for Greeks to decide if they will accept the economic bailout conditions imposed by its creditors. Banks have been shuttered. Cash withdrawals have been limited for weeks. Tired of austerity, the citizenry votes 61% in favour of rejecting bailout conditions. In short order, the Greek government signs a new memorandum accepting more austerity measures. In the foreground, a Roman-era administrative block. In the background, a protest and blockade. The protesters chant: “If we act, speak, and think as they wish, we are condemned to live as they demand. Live chaotically.”
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Arts and Science
Protesters marching in a Greek street
Faculty / Researcher
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of History
Faculty of Education
Society, Culture and Human Behaviour
Securing Successful and Just Societies through Scholarship, Governance and Policy
Location of photograph: 
Thessaloniki, Greece
Photographer's name: 
Theodore Christou
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Faculty, Faculty of Education (Cross-Appointment, History)