Tear Gas in Thessaloniki, Firemen Protest in Athens

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If you think Greeks sit at home and quietly await for the elections, you’re wrong. Here and there people go on the streets, protest and demonstrate, and some even get teargassed.

On Wednesday morning, clashes between protesters and police occurred outside the city hall of Thessaloniki when municipality workers gathered to protest against the privatization of waste disposal. Some protesters fainted or suffered from breathing problems due to the tear gas.

┬áIn Athens, firemen demonstrated demanding the hiring of at least 1,900 seasonal firemen. “Otherwise the summer season starts with fatal shortages,” the firemen said.

In Exarchia district of Athens, residents gathered to protest about the downgrading of their area due to the massive presence of drugs-addicts.