Loory: Athens has been in turmoil for almost two weeks as mostly student demonstrators have been in the streets ostensibly to protest the killing of a 15-year-old student by a policeman. But actually the protests involve a number of issues, mostly economic. The unemployment rate among Greeks under the age of 35 is 22 percent. The Greek students involved in the protests have been using the Internet to seek support from other countries and it has been working. There have been protests in Spain, Denmark, Italy, France and the Czech Republic for example. Some commentators are asking a sad question. Can democracy survive in the ancient cradle of democratic tradition? Greece has had a troubled existence since World War II and modern democracy is not well established. What is going on there and why is all of this happening?
Anarchists lead violent protests in Greece
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