In Athens on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered to bury the retired chemist Dimitris Christoulas, who committed suicide in a public square in protest of the austerity measures imposed on Greece. His daughter Emily spoke at the funeral. She said:
Father, you couldn’t put up with them killing freedom, democracy, dignity. You paid with your sacrifice. Now it’s our turn. Father, there are so many here today because, as the note of a young man—one of many left at his shrine—said, we are 11 million, and our name is Resistance.
As most people know by now, Dimitris walked into a square, took a gun, and shot himself. And he left behind a suicide note, which I’m sure most of you have read, but I don’t think we can hear this too often. It went like this:
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