Greek Debt Crisis

Pensioners overwhelm banks

30 Jun, 2015

Due to a nationwide banking shutdown, thousands of elderly Greek pensioners line up at the nation’s banks, trying to draw their pensions. Pensioners can only withdraw a maximum of 120 euros from 1000 banks that the governement has allowed to open. Retirees, whom many perceive as the most vulnerable in Greek society, cannot afford medicines and daily necessities. Pensioner:

I took the money out. I know that this is not enough, but that’s what I could take and so I took it…I lived during the Occupation, I experienced hardship and I think we will overcome this moment.

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