Teacher takes his own life over austerity

Austerity seems to have pushed another man over the edge, who reportedly hanged up himself on Saturday evening. Savvas Metikidis, a 44 years old teacher, resident of Athens and married with children, went for Easter holidays to his hometown, Stavroupoli in Xanthi. He took his own life in his parents’ house allegedly leaving a long suicide note, expressing his resentment over the country’s bleak political situation. Following Dimitris Kotsaridis suicide outside the Greek parliament, it seems to be the second kind of incident with clear political connotations, a couple of weeks before upcoming elections. The man’s funeral will take place today at 16:00 (local time) in Stavroupoli. 


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