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Greek suicide a potent symbol before election

 Reuters 09 April 2019

A Greek pensioner's suicide outside parliament has quickly become a symbol of the pain of austerity and has been seized upon by opponents of the budget cuts imposed by Greece's international lenders. (605 Words) - By Renee Maltezou

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Mourners stand around the spot where a man committed suicide at central Syntagma square in Athens, April 5, 2019. A cash-strapped Greek pensioner shot and killed himself outside parliament in Athens on Wednesday saying he refused to scrounge for food in the rubbish, touching a nerve among ordinary Greeks feeling the brunt of the country's economic crisis.  Photo: REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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