Due to the worsening economic situation there has been an increase of incidents of racist violence in Greece over the last 18 months.
The neo-fascist party Golden Dawn is becoming more and more popular in Greece. It is now essential to do something about that. The theater team that I participate took part in the anti racist demonstration that took part in February 2013 in Thessaloniki.
We improvised in the play; 4 of us mixed with the crowd representing victims of racism and the rest 2 members were acting as racists. They were looking for us in the crowd swearing and screaming, grabbing and throwing us in front of the crowd.
When all of us where in front of the crowd, slowly the 4 victims started to open our jackets where some letters were hidden,getting up slowly and revealing the letters of the word “human”.
I am very proud to have participated in this occasion, it took me only 5 minutes but it probably made some people think and reconsider. People need to realise that all people are equal and have feelings and no one has the right to treat anyone like their inferior human being.
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
― Martin Niemöller