OPINION

Respect the democratic rule of law

The government and the judiciary have acted correctly in deciding to implement the rule of law in the case of the Culture and Tourism Ministry contract workers who closed off access to the archaeological site of the Acropolis citadel for the umpteenth time. No matter what rights those workers have, they must understand that the law applies without exception throughout the Greek state. No doubt some will object to the fact that the police employed force to open up the archaeological site. They would do better to suggest, if they can, some other way in which the law is implemented in the rest of the world. It’s high time we got serious and realized the true extent of the long-term damage we do to this country with extreme protests, and learned instead to respect the democratic rule of law. The governing party did nothing to help in this respect when it was in opposition but now it understands, albeit belatedly, just how difficult and painstaking the art of governing is.