A 77-year-old man left a suicide note slamming Greek politicians over the country’s financial crisis before taking his life in Syntagma Square on April 4. The suicide triggered protests in Athens and more protests are being planned as some consider the man a martyr.
April 4, 2012A passerby reacts to the effect of tear gas during clashes between protesters and riot police in Athens. A Greek retiree shot himself dead in Athens's main square Wednesday. The 77-year-old man left a suicide note that blasted politicians over the country's financial crisis. The suicide triggered violent clashes hours later between police and anti-austerity protesters.Petros Giannakouris/AP