This is a series of photos that pictures the underground political culture in Greece. Generations from the lower and middle-class have been raised with a spirit of revolt and protest. Greece is by far the country with the biggest number of demonstrations compared to any other European countries.
The youth movement in Greece starts in the '30s, expressed mainly through protests for labor and civil rights. Especially during the Nazi Occupation in Greece, from 1941 to 1944, a larger portion of the people take part in the resistance movement, either through protests or armed struggle. With 3 million Greeks displaced or jailed because of their political beliefs between the Civil War (1949) and until the end of the military dictatorship (1974), the youth movement kept growing stronger. The youth protests contributed decisively to the overthrow of the dictators, after a bloody squad was ended by the military and the police, leaving at least 24 people dead.
Today, after the end of the dictatorship and for the last 40 years, despite that it has been a period of political tranquility, there have been five dead protesters after clashes with the police. Youth movements stand strong until today and they express themselves either with student-elections or whenever they feel there's lack of democracy they go out in the streets to demonstrate or organize university sit-ins.
The crisis and the austerity measures of the last five years have brought the youth back to the streets.