Under fιre from many inside and outside Greece for being the only European leader to travel to Havana for the funeral of Fidel Castro, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was invited to address hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for a memorial service of the late Cuban dictator.
“Freedom or death was the message of Greeks in 1821,” Tsipras told the crowd, comparing the Greek struggle for independence to Fidel Castro’s revolution, further praising Castro for transforming Cuba into an “international symbol of dignity.”
Many people turned to Twitter to mock the Greek prime minister, who has been adamant for his praise of Castro as a role model.
— The Greek Analyst (@GreekAnalyst) November 30, 2016
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The hashtag #tsipras_at_funeral was used by dozens to poke fun at the Greek prime minister.
Meanwhile, some questioned the timing of the cost of the trip— €190.000 just for the fuel required for the Gulfstream V airplane to take the Greek delegation to Havana and back.