On Wednesday, February 11th 2015, when negotiations began in looming tension between Greece and its partners of the eurogroup, a demonstration was held in Paris in support of the Greek people and its government.

At the call of leftist organizations that were relayed at the last minute via social networks, a modest crowd showed up for the appointment. It was calculated to be between 300 and 500 people. Among them were representatives of the “Parti de Gauche,” the French Communist Party and the Greek movement, Antarsya, who took turns at the microphone to reaffirm their support for the government of Alexis Tsipras and his willingness to break with the austerity policies that have been imposed on Greece for the past five years.

Some protesters answered with cries of “Merkel, Obama, Troika, we do not want them.” The rally dispersed with the next demonstration scheduled for next Sunday at the Place de Republique that will likely attract a larger crowd.

Article and photos by GreekTV correspondent in Paris, Dimitri Croella.