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Strike Paralyzes Greece; Protests Turn Violent

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    I wonder how long before this is seen in the United States.

    Strike Paralyzes Greece; Protests Turn Violent

    March 11, 2010

    Greek public and private sector workers went on strike on Thursday, grounding flights, shutting schools and halting public transport in the second nationwide walkout in two weeks in protest against austerity plans.

    Athens’ streets echoed with loud-speakers blaring slogans calling for the rich to pay for a severe debt crisis, as thousands marched against cuts in civil servants’ income, tax hikes, a pension freeze and increase in the retirement age.

    “No sacrifice for the rich!” protesters chanted, beating drums and holding banners reading: “Where did the money go?”

    Greek police fired teargas at groups of stone-throwing youths in central Athens.

    - rest at www.cnbc.com/id/35810290