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Greeks Rally Against Biometric ID Card Plan

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Thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens on Sunday against the impending introduction of biometric ID cards, denouncing what they see as a move towards a surveillance society.

“No to electronic slavery” and “democracy has referendums, fascism decrees,” were two common slogans at a rally which police put at 2,500 strong.

“We don´t want our personal data to be used,”, said one marcher, Dionysis Alexopoulos. “Perhaps with this new card they´ll be able to control our access to hospitals or other public places if for example we aren´t vaccinated,” he mused.

“This serious subject should be put to a referendum and not decided anti-democratically by the government,” said another marcher, Sofia Kanelopoulou.

The Greek government announced last week that the procedure for obtaining new identity cards would begin on September 25, noting Greece´s obligation to comply with European regulations on “strengthening the security” of ID documents.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/1108701-greeks-rally-against-biometric-id-card-plan

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