19 Ordinary Greeks Explain Why The Bailout Talks Have Them Despairing
People in the streets of Athens are tired of politicians talking, and tell BuzzFeed News they just want a solution from Sunday's referendum.
The Greek debt crisis has mainly focused on high-level discussions involving politicians and various international organizations, leaving ordinary Greeks overlooked.
This is what ordinary Greeks wanted the world to hear:
"They're going to fuck us either way."
"I'm very confused!"
"I don't know how to vote. I want the old Greece back."
"My mistakes die with me but Greece's financial debt is passed on to my children."
"We don't really know what we're voting on."
"Stay positive. Don't fight."
"I don't understand why the EU won't give the Greek government a last chance."
"Vote Yes for EE, but No austerity."
"I will vote No because democracy needs responsibility."
"Referendum is not for EE — we want Europe."
"We stay in Europe."
"I want to see the human face of Europe, not the capitalism."
"I don't agree with the measures but I want to stay in the EU."
"A big Yes to Europe."
"We have many benefits as a country but very bad politicians."
"The referendum will not happen, it is all propaganda."
"I want to contin[u]e the negotiations with the EU."
"Greeks vote Yes for Europe."
"I am going to vote No: 'It is better to live one hour free than 40 years as a slave.'"