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Greek Town Rallies Around Mayor In FORTY THIRD DAY Of Hunger Strike Against Austerity

If the Athens austerity regime continues, this incredible mayor may starve himself to death.
Elliniko’s Christos Kortzidi (photo) has refused to eat since April 29 in protest against a plan to save money by combining dozens of cities.
Several years ago Kortzidi won international acclaim for a hunger strike to protect free access to local beaches. That strike lasted only 24 days. Ghandi’s best strike lasted only 21 days. Right now the mayor is suffering through day 43 — a feat confirmed by Greek media.
Elliniko rallied around the mayor last night. Kortzidi gave what was surely a dramatic speech.
“We can not stop fighting against Kallikrates… against the government policy for local government. We are not a political party, we are not union. We are a city that will stand by our position and we will join the fight of all the Greek people.
Why do we oppose Kallikrates?… Shrinking services, adding taxes.. The municipalities will be more docile instruments of implementation [of the plans of] IMF and EU governments. That is the goal of Kallikrates.”

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