Athens: Two cleaners injured after brawl with riot police outside FinMin

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Two cleaners with injuries in the legs were taken to hospital on Tuesday after a brawl with riot police. The policemen had tried to push away the protesting cleaners away from the finance ministry in downtown Athens. The cleaners had tried to block the entrance of the ministry but as expected the police tried to push them away. With no result as it seems. The cleaners pushed away the police…

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Several hundreds cleaners have been protesting outside the Greek Finance Ministry demanding to be hired again following a court order. Last autumn, the cleaners -employees of the FinMin – were placed on “mobility scheme” and sent home and fired.

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However, the ministry had made them clear that it was not obliged to hire them.

More on protesting cleaners here


PS Why should judges spend their time issuing orders that the state ignores? Ops! That’s Greece in loan agreements era.