Two days ago in Ampelokipoi-Menemeni of Thessaloniki, Mrs Susanna Iliadou a Pontic Greek woman at the sunset of her life, 90 years old, with a very ill husband (stroke, blindness, heart disease) and without any financial resources, left her house to go sell the ‘’terlikia’’ (woolen knitted shoes)that she knits at the weekly open local market for under 5€ / piece; Literally for a piece of bread.
Police officers there, decided to stick to the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law and arrested her as an unlicensed street vendor. At the station they took her fingerprints and photos like a common criminal and she was held until midnight being offered just a glass of water until her release.
As her merchandise was ceased and due to her poverty status (receiving no help from her -economic crisis stricken- children and just depending on social services), We are launching this campaign to help out this poor family and set an ethical and communal standard in our country for the nameless and voiceless people who are hit hard by the 10year austerity measures.
Thank you for kindness and contribution!