18 February 2012, International Day of Action (Share This With Everyone)
- We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.
A day with a Greek overtone today throughout Europe as thousands of citizens of the continent, armed with the slogan “We are all Greeks” mobilize hugely in support and solidarity to the Greeks.
The pan-European call is addressed to all Western Europe citizens in response to the economic crisis and acute problems facing the Greek community.
The protest is scheduled to take place at 14:00 outside the Greek embassies and consulates in various cities from Paris to Rome and Dusseldorf to Madrid.
A similar mobilization has been planned in New York in Zuccotti park in which members of the Occupy New York movement have been camped for months.
Social networks with the slogan “We are all Greeks” indicate that the measures passed on Sunday February 12th are imposing major reductions in salaries and pensions while dismissals of civil servants are also planned.
“The Greek people need international solidarity and call for our support. Let’s answer their call. We are all Greeks!”, states the announcement.
The initiative was launched in France, when people asked to be given Greek citizenship by the Greek Embassy with the slogan “I am Greek”.
Specifically, the website jesuisgrec.blogspot.com, thousands of Europeans sign the text of solidarity with Greeks and request Greek citizenship, wishing to indicate their support.
On the same site, there is also a poster that invokes Delacroix’s authority. It is the known painting “Liberty leads the people”, in which the message now appears: “Solidarity with Greece”.