Suicide over Greek debt crisis
Thursday 05 April 2012
An elderly man killed himself in Athens's main square yesterday in protest at the debt crisis.
The incident was raised in parliament and an anti-austerity group called for a peaceful protest, accusing politicians of driving people to despair with harsh budget cuts.
The 77-year-old shot himself in the head in Syntagma Square during the morning rush hour. The square, opposite parliament, is a focal point for protests. Police said a handwritten note was found on the retired pharmacist's body in which he said he was taking his own life due to the debt crisis.
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