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29 March 2014

Political Protests

Across Mytilini there is graffiti on the walls, many with political overtones. The graffiti in Greek is not as easy to decipher, but pictures of Merkel or one of the political parties are recognisable. The other interesting pieces relate to Turkey, and the graffiti artists support of the Turks against their prime minister Erdogan and the current ruling party. 

Given the closeness of the Lesvos to Turkey, it is not too surprising - but this is a level of discourse that is missing in South Africa. After all, we don't see a lot of political commentary in graffiti in South Africa, let alone protestations against Mugabe or King Mswati.

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