Following months of negotiations between the newly elected government in Greece and our european partners (in crime, I might add) regarding the national debt, on June 26 late at night the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the referendum and the world stopped – or at least, that’s what it felt like for greek citizens during the coming days. Banks and capital controls followed along with a limited cash withdrawal of 60 euro/day and endless speculation on the very question of the referendum.
During the week prior to the referendum there were YES and NO demonstrations in downtown Athens almost every day – which in turn reflected the highly polarised public opinion in Greece.
Much has been written on the subject, but at this point words are, most likely, futile. I have photographed both the YES and NO demonstrations in an effort to remain unbiased during these hard and, ultimately, very disappointing times.
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