In a deepest mourning climate relatives, villagers, friends, fellow students from Ioannina, and people who did not know him accompanied him in his last residence. At midday Tuesday, March 17, the farewell and the lamentations of his inconsolable mother, made every heart to crack before he was embraced forever of the Cretan land.
Once it became known the tragic development in the case of the disappearance that rocked Greece, the mourning scenes and emotion succeed one another. Relatives of Vangelis managed to overcome the bureaucracy in order to transfer his body from Ioannina to his birthplace.
When he arrived at the port of Piraeus, dozens of people were there to bid farewell to him with a flower. The same heavy atmosphere prevailed and the port of Souda, when the corpse arrived at 6am with the ship “Crete 2”. Then a convoy escort him in the family home of his father.
Images from the funeral of Vangelis made the round of the media and the internet, with hundreds of thousands of people sending messages of support to the family, and anger for the torture suffered while he was alive. Day of mourning and schools of Ioannina, where flags flew at half-mast. The school community of Ioannina to mark the death of Vangelis Yakoumaki decided to inform students about school violence and bullying. Concentrations of sympathy to the family and protest for reasons Vangelis death, held in Athens and Rethymno. New concentrations will follow in Thessaloniki and Ioannina.