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Athens in Grip of Strikes and Protest Rallies, Sept 12/2012

Teachers, academics, hospital doctors, armed forces personnel, pharmacists, municipality workers, they all take down to the streets today to protest the upcoming tsunami of additional austerity measures that will further cut down their income.

Elementary and secondary schools are closed. (24h strike)

Municipality have closed their doors too (48h strike).

State hospitals work only for emergency cases. (24h strike).

Postbank (T.T.) on work stoppage (12-3 pm)

Pharmacies in Piraeus closed.

There will be several protest rallies in downtown Athens (11 am Klaythmonos Square, 12 pm Athens University, 4:30 pm Kolokotroni Square). You’re better advised to avoid the city centre as streets will be blocked by protesters and vehicle traffic will be halted.

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