The beginning of spring was marred today by the news of the death of two college students in Larissa. The group of five college students had lit up a make shift barbeque in the yard and moved it into their flat to keep themselves warm. A fellow student found them in a comatose state. Two were already dead and another three are hospitalized in critical condition.

The citizens of Larisa demonstrated in the streets together with students and lit candles in front of the students’ house. One of the slogans was “this is not a tragedy – it’s murder” because one of the central problems faced in Greece is the price of heating oil. Students living away from home suffer the results of the financial crisis manifold.