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    Posted June 17, 2012 by
    PLand54
    Location
    Athens
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    What does it mean to be Greek?

    Political Graffiti in Athens

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     On her first visit to Athens with her husband, PLand54 says she intially considered changing flights to avoid the city altogether because of the riots, but ultimately decided not to. Adding that she felt they had a chance to take a piece of history being made in Greece with them."Im not generally a fan of graffiti, but since moving to Europe almost two years ago, I've come to see graffiti here as an indication of a way individuals feel about their role in the government, and in the country," she says. "These walls conveyed to me that the Greeks were suffering and felt powerless to change the government. Perhaps tourists would walk past these walls and read their messages, and then go back to their home countries with a better understanding of the Greek sentiment.
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    Graffiti has long been a form of self expression in Greece. In these changing times, the graffiti also changes to reflect the sentiments of the people.
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