The violent conflicts between policemen and protesters which have taken place during the past 24 hours are not the result merely of the brutal murder of the teenager. There is an increasing popular disapproval which derives from the financial losses of the public social insurance institutions, the dramatic problems in public health and the revelation of governmental scandals during the past couple of years. Meanwhile, the first consequences of the financial crisis in Greece seem frightening and at the same time Athens Stock Market has collapsed.
In many occasions in the past murders of protesters by the police have not led to convicts for the police-officers responsible for them.
As Dan Hind mentions: "...when the witnesses who were in the ‘wrong place’ are killed, then the others who hold the privilege to be in the ‘right place’ inevitably turn into instruments of the war… even the remaining conscientious journalists become part of a wider deception..."
The wave of violence in the whole of Greece in the last 24 hours is the most reasonable result of an unbearable situation.