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New general strike over Greek austerity program

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 04:10 AM

ATHENS, Greece – Most public services in Greece ground to a halt Wednesday and transport was disrupted as labor unions held a new general strike to protest the government's introduction of harsh austerity measures intended to keep the debt-ridden country solvent.

All train and ferry services were suspended, while an air traffic controllers strike was due to ground flights between noon and 4 p.m. In Athens, public transport workers started a series of walkouts that were due to last several hours.

Just saw another thread about Italy may be the next to seek an EU bailout. Wasnt there talk about Greece backing out of the EU or something similar a few days ago?

An opinion poll commissioned by the private Mega TV station and published Tuesday said 71 percent of the public oppose the government's handling of the economic crisis, compared with 66 percent in February.

I wonder how many more protests there will be in the country?

posted on May, 11 2011 @ 04:16 AM
Other countries are fighting to have their voices heard ....
We mute our own voices and watch fights on T.V. ...

.... God Bless America.

*Insert sarcasm *

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 11:15 AM
Yesterday was the strike and i must say that after the march and the protest the usual police vs anarchists battles have taken place in the streets of Athens.

Unfortunately this time,according to MSM news,about 100 people were injured and one of them is in a critical condition with severe head injuries.

The link contains a video of policemen hitting one of the protestors.

Today at at around 13:00 a team of anarchists took over the Athens University protesting against police brutality.At this moment a new protest is taking place for the same reason.

What is being discussed around is that if the young man with the head injuries dies,they will burn Athens to the ground.The same way when in December 2008 a cop killed a 15 year old boy.

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