An Heroic Greek mayor arrested after bulldozing toll booth barriers

Where are the American politicians fighting for the common folks?  I can’t think of one.  I know the mayor of my city is an Agenda 21-pushing ninny, who wouldn’t stand up to the “powers that be” if his life depended on it. – editor

Apostolos Gletsos hailed as national hero as Greeks opposed to austerity measures take law into their own hand

Toll bridge
A driver pays a toll at the Rion-Antirrio bridge, which links the Peloponnese to mainland Greece. Many Greek drivers are refusing to pay the fees. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty ImagesWhen drivers in Greece began refusing to pay road tolls it was seen as a bit of good-natured defiance, born of economy necessity. 

When Apostolos Gletsos, mayor of Stylida, took control of a municipal bulldozer and broke his way through the barriers of a toll booth, civil disobedience took on an altogether different hue.

“What I did was within the realm of my duties to defend the legal rights of citizens. I don’t regret it and would do it again,” said the mayor, who was arrested and charged.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/14/greek-mayor-bulldozes-toll-booth-barriers


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