Protesters Start 'We Won't Pay' Movement In Greece
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INSKEEP: From Athens, Joanna Kakissis reports.
JOANNA KAKISSIS: The We Won't Pay movement is growing, and it encourages Greeks to ignore all rules, says Aristides Hatzis, a law professor at the University of Athens who says Greeks have a history of avoiding taxes.
ARISTIDES HATZIS: Sixty percent, 60 percent of Greeks do not pay taxes. Of course, someone is going to pay for this - for the tolls, for the taxes, for the deficit, for everything.
KAKISSIS: Hatzis says Greeks don't pay taxes because they don't trust their institutions.
HATZIS: The people in many situations feel that they have the right to break the law.
KAKISSIS: For NPR News, I'm Joanna Kakissis in Athens.
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