What It's Like To Be An Anarchist In The Birthplace Of Democracy
Greece has a lot of political turmoil, but Athens' Exarchia district is even more heated. We talked to a protester about what it's like to live there.By Melissa Prax | May 19, 2016
"If a car accident happens, something like that, they [the police] don't want to come, so you have to insist that they come even for ordinary things," a pharmacy owner and resident of the Exarchia neighborhood in Athens, Greece, told Newsy.
This is Greece's anarchist neighborhood. Athens' Exarchia district has a history of political turmoil, like anti-government protests and riots. Those protests aren't just against the current Greek government. They're against any government.
Because of that, Exarchia faces some unusual day-to-day struggles compared to the rest of the city — like little to no police presence.