Greek Protesters Set Fire to Notable Buildings, Starbucks


In order to salvage a tanking economy, Greece is expected to pass a package of severe budget cuts — and many citizens are not taking it well. As Parliament prepared to vote on the new plan, which would cut 3.3 billion euro from people's wages and pensions, protesters began rising up, starting a series of fires using homemade explosives.

On the streets many businesses were ablaze, including the neo-classical home to the Attikon cinema dating from 1870 and a building housing the Asty, an underground cinema used by the Gestapo during World War Two as a torture chamber.

There have been less historically significant targets as well, including a Starbucks. Buzzfeed has rounded up photos of the coffee chain in flames from firsthand photos posted to Twitter.

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