19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Not alone in Syntagma square

This photo shows the loneliness of the policeman while in front of him are thousands of protesters. It is the summer of 2021 in Athens and the people are protesting indignantly against the dictatorial-fascist government and the Nazi measures taken on the occasion of the pandemic. The policeman stands in front of the monument of the unknown soldier under the Greek parliament. Behind him is the empty watchtower, which has been removed and the outpost left empty. A very rare moment that shows the seriousness of the situation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: ATHENS, Greece