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Staged suicides, real despair
A coast guard, a police officer and a firefighter stage fake suicides in front of the parliament during a rally in Athens.
About 4,000 Greek police, coastguards and firemen protested on Septembet 6, 2012, staging fake suicides on gallows they placed outside the finance ministry and parliament to symbolize the pain of budget cuts.
The staged hangings were meant as a reminder to politicians that suicide rates have soared in Greece since the austerity measures took hold.