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Editor's Choice Picture of the Day - December 6, 2011



Riot police duck to avoid molotov cocktails thrown by youths in front of the parliament in Athens on December 6, 2011 during a demonstration to commemorate the police killing of a student three years ago which sparked violent riots lasting weeks.  Pupils and students marched to mark the December 6, 2008 death of Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, shot by police as Greece first came under pressure from the eurozone debt crisis.


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Out of the few photos I have seen on your blog, this was one of the ones that caught my eye. It isn't just a photo, but it has feeling, anger and suffering behind it. Clearly there is a lot of anger by the students and youths that marched on that day for the death of Alexis Grigoropoulos. That is understandable. There have been many reportings of police officers abusing their power and using weapons unnecessarily. Especially killings like this is unexceptable and is something that must be stopped. However, two wrongs do not make a right. Not all police officers abuse their power, and innocent men like this man caught on fire, should not have to suffer like this. The youths that threw molotov cocktails were immature and cruel to do this. They were probably trying to make a point, but they sure were going about it the wrong way.
I think this is a very affective blog because photos can tell a lot and they draw more attention and possibly more feeling, than words. Each photo tells its own story, it's fantastic!

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