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Your Black Global: Greek Youth Protesters Take Over TV & Radio Stations

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Greek protesters pushed their way into television and radio studios aleqm5hf9og5-op6cv5yc6972w8n79y2ea2Tuesday, forcing broadcasters to put out anti-government messages in a change of tactics after days of violent street protests.

A group of about 10 youths got into the studio of NET state television and turned off a broadcast of a speech by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, station officials said. The protesters forced studio cameras to instead show them holding up banners that read: “Stop watching, get out onto the streets,” and “Free everyone who has been arrested.” No one was hurt, and no arrests were reported.

NET chairman Christos Panagopoulos said the protesters appeared to know how to operate cameras and studio controls.

“This goes beyond any limit,” he said.

In the northern city of Thessaloniki, protesters made their way into three local radio stations, agreeing to leave only when a protest message was read out on the air [...]

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