During the last lockdown in Greece, the state has implemented an authoritarian measure to fine citizens that move about, without providing the authorities with a reason to do so. Any citizen caught “moving without sending the appropriate sms to the authorities” is fined.
This measure was also utilized to supress riotes and demonstrators on the 17th November demonstrations.
The covid handling from the Greek government has proved disastrous. With zero support to the national healthcare system, with no providence to citizens who are being fired or are suspended due to the lockdown, the government has chosen instead to give more money to police and military fundings slowly turning Greece into an authoritarian police state.
One of the measures that started this decline was the excessive fines to citizen who “moved aimlessly” during the lockdown. This measure was further reinforced during the demonstrations for the 17th of November, which is the anniversary of the Polytechnical School Uprising in Athens (1973). During the 17th of November in 2020, every gathering above 4 persons was outlawed with an executive order from the government, effectively putting a ban on demonstrations. However protestors managed to gather in several places in Greece and faced fierce repression. In addition to that they were “hit” with heavy executive fines for breaking that order.
107 % of € 1000
€ 1574 reached in total