I arrived in Athens one day prior to the announcement of the Referendum on the Memorandum and left three days before its execution. During the week I spent in Athens I was able to witness some of the immediate reactions uttered in the streets of the city via graffiti slogans, posters, stencils and murals – almost exclusively in favour of the Oxi vote.

Here are some of the expressions that I documented.

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These graffitied Oxis appeared at the Doukissis Plakentias metro station on the very night of the announcement of the Referendum.

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Two artworks by graphic designer N_Grams show a now iconic European Union flag with a single red star and the word nein written in the center. One of them can be found in the central neighborhood pf Psirri…

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…the other one is in Kallithea, just outside the Athens School of Fine Arts.

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Many slogans appeared in the center of the city in the context of the first Oxi rally on Syntagma Square. This one reads: Always No and Antifa

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No to fear

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The poor voted no

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A.T.M. Society

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Say No

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No to everything/no to all memoranda

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No thank you

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EU-IMF fuck off

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No

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Oxi is written in bright red letters across a poster wall in Exarcheia

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A stencil at the Athens school of fine arts

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No at the Athens School of Fine Arts I

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No at the Athens School of Fine Arts II

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No to fear

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With a head held high: No

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The scrap of an Oxi poster on Panepistimiou

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A graffiti slogan associated with the leftist party Antarsia on the building of the National Academy reads “A proud no to EU-IMF”

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No to the blackmail of EU-IMF

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Another Antarsia slogan ready “No to Memoranda”

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Say No

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No to the Euro debt until the end

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EU-IMF Fuck off

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No to humiliation

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No more saving

All photos by Julia Tulke. More impressions from my latest visit to Athens can be found here.