November 17, 2008

Kids Out, Again

So there I was, driving back to Ayios Andreas this morning, happy to have finished outstanding business in town in under two hours (including parking) when I suddenly found the road blocked just before the Vouli.

The kids were out again, twice in four days now. The cop on duty wanted me to turn either left or right immediately. I turned left, and guess what, caught up with the top of the line of the kids who must have crossed the Pedios bridge and were heading for the American Embassy up Metochi St.

I should have guessed. 17 November, Polytechnion, 35 years. There they were, red T-shirts, some with Che Guevera on them, and banners reading Down with Imperialism, Down with Nato, America - Murderers of Peoples. So 20th century! On the news they said the kids (including students from the Cyprus University) held a concert in front of the Embassy. Good for them. I'm sure they had a great morning out and enjoyed themselves just like the ones last Friday.

The question is: How many of them, especially the ones from university, would have joined the original brave students who manned the legendary radio station Edo Polytechnio as the tanks rolled up? They included a few Cypriots, now in their late 50s, who live among us.

Now, I wonder why nobody thought of asking one of them to address those kids. Wrong political party, maybe?

2 Comments:

Blogger the Idiot Mouflon said...

They probably also have kids now. They could -possibly -be using them as their excuse for "mellowing out" after...

"Hummm ...we fought against a dictatorship back then but ... we kinda 'pulled our punches' after when the issue of church-state separation came up"

18 November, 2008 16:02  
Blogger Photini said...

I don't know who the Idiot Moufllon is thinking of but the one I have in mind has not mellowed much, though he is keeping a low profile at the moment. Hint: a former member of Akel who struck out on his own.

20 November, 2008 18:07  

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