Taking place in 2011, the Greek people began protesting outside of their government buildings in opposition to the austerity measures put into place by the European Union and IMF. Greece is taking a second bailout from the European Union and the cost of it means austerity, and the city of Athens was not happy. However, even being as angry as they were their protesters were described as “indignant but they lack the will, the determination, the message, the zeal to shake Athens”, but “What they do do is serve as a rallying point.” Athens and all of Greece felt the austerity measures were an affront on their pride and Athens is “A city at a tipping point.”

As an interesting note, just today the Greek government approved cutting15,000 civil servant jobs and as a result the people in Athens are protesting again.