Huffpost WorldPost

Greece Protest Photos: Naked Protesters, Swastikas And Hitler Homages Mark Merkel's Visit

Posted: Updated:

Greek protesters gave Angela Merkel an ice cold welcome in Athens on Tuesday, and some demonstrators went pretty far to express their discontent with the German chancellor's visit.

Protesters dressed as German World War II soldiers with Nazi swastika armbands and carried banners saying "Merkel out, undesirable." One demonstrator even made international headlines while running naked through the capital's streets, flashing a victory sign. Too much?

Reuters explains that many Greeks hold Germany responsible for the austerity policies that Europe forced on the country in exchange for international bailouts. "Merkel should go home. Why is she here? She's hurt us enough," Mina Botsi, an unemployed mother of two, told the news service. "The only thing she wants is more and more austerity. We can't take it anymore."

Check out the eyebrow-raising scenes in the slideshow below.

Greece's NSFW Protest Photos
Share this
Current Slide

Also on HuffPost:

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Greece protests Merkel visit | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! News

In pictures: Angry protests over German leader's Greek trip - BBC

BBC News - In pictures: Greece protests

Greek protests get ugly, tear gas fired [PHOTOS]

Debt crisis: Greek protests as Angela Merkel visits Athens - live ...