(MENAFN - AFP) After Molotov cocktails, slices of marble and oranges, Greek protesters have found new ways, in the shape of ice and pig posters, to demonstrate against austerity and the effects of the debt crisis.
On Wednesday protesters traveled from northern Greece to empty piles of ice in front of the parliament to show their anger against rising taxes on heating fuel, just as the government introduced the budget for 2013.
"It is very difficult for us to manage winters that last eight months," Odysseas Hatzaras who lives in Prespes, in the north-west of the country, told AFP.
"The people of Florina want an improvement concerning (the price of) heating oil. In Florina we live in terrible conditions and unfortunately if this situation continues I fear there will be victims," added Christos Papaloukas from that north-western city.
Further along, a group of Greek state bond-holders, who lost more than 50 percent of their money following a debt restructuring earlier this year, gathered in front of the Bank of Greece.
The protesting bond-holders carried posters depicting bankers disguised as pigs, a last-minute change from the original idea which had been to bring live pigs.
Ismini, an unemployed woman who had placed all her savings in Greek bonds, feels betrayed by bankers.
"We are ordinary people who worked for that money, we invested in the country, we did not deposit our money abroad. We kept our money in the country, but nevertheless they stole it."
Pensioner Patra Metaxa was counting on that money to cover the cost of her burial and that of her husband.
"My husband is 86 years old, I am 76. For two funerals, you need ten to 15 thousand euros (13,000 to 19,500)," she said.