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Athens 6-6.30 pm: Tear Gas in front of the Parliament

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Hardly had the mass protest started and riots broke out in Athens. The riots started at 5.20 pm in front of the Parliament at the monument of the Unknown Soldier. Riot police fired tear gas against protesters hurling oranges and stones against them. Protesters started to move towards the south […]

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Feb

Live-Stream: Athens Mass Protest Against Austerity, Febr 12/2012

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Thousands of Greek shave flocked outside the Greek Parliament, while members of the parliament are due to cast their votes pro or contra the new loan agreement and austerity package bill at midnight. Live Streaming directly from Syntagma Square ΣΥΛΛΑΛΗΤΗΡΙΟ ΓΣΕΕ-ΑΔΕΔΥ | LIVE STREAMING από News247 occationally you will have […]

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Athens 4:30 pm: Thousands Greeks Flock Outside the Greek Parliament

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Thousands Greeks have already flocked and more thousands Greeks are still flocking to Syntagma Square in downtown Athens to protest the voting of new loan agreement and austerity package. Protesters have raised banners saying “We Will Win” and “Get out of Here”. The metro stations <Panepistimiou> and <Evangelismos> were closed at […]

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Athens: Parliament Debate on Loan Agreement & Austerity

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The debate on the crucial voting of the new loan agreement and the new austerity package is to start soon in the Greek Parliament. The voting will start at 12 midnight, the results are expected at 1 a.m. Most probably the MPs will vote by name.  Greek Communist Party will ask […]

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Feb
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Rival Soccer Fans to Join United Athens Protests

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Fans of Greek arch rival soccer teams Olympiakos and Panathinaikos will join united the mass protest in Athens scheduled for 5 pm on Sunday. The fans of Panionios will also join the common protest. Estimated 4,ooo fans will meet at 2.30 pm at the Metro station <Agios Dimitrios> and head […]

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Feb

What’s Up in Greece on Feb 12/12?

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The peak of anti-austerity protests is up in Greece today, as members of the Parliament will gather to vote for the 2nd bailout and the new austerity package containing painful and unbearable measures for the society. Public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE have called for a mass protest […]

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Feb

Survey: 48.1% Greeks Say “Yes” To Bankruptcy?

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No matter what dilemma PM Lucas Papademos puts on the table (Bailout+Austerity or Default), the Greek people seem to have a different opinion. They haven’t elected him to be prime minister anyway.  In a public survey conducted by RASS, 48.1% of the Greeks say “Yes” to Bankruptcy, while 38% say “No”. The […]

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12
Feb

Pros And Cons: Bailout & Austerity or Default & Euro Exit?

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 Greece’s Prime Minister Lucas Papademos made a final warning on Saturday night, just hours before the crucial voting on the new austerity bill at the Parliament. In a TV address to the nation, Papademos said Greece was just a breath away from Zero”, that the second bailout and the austerity measures secure that the […]

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11
Feb

Greek Austerity Voting: Deputies Resign, 30+ MPs say “NO”

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That was a tough day for the Greek coalition government of Lucas Papademos. Most of all it was tough for socialist party PASOK that saw three deputies and two ministers resign over the austerity measures. Fifteen to twenty MPs declared that they will not vote in favor of the Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Feb

While Greeks Get Ready for the Mass-Protest on Sunday…

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“We’ll go tomorrow, will you come?” Anna, 50, tells me on the phone. “We definitely must do something” tells me Maria, 45. “We won’t let lose until they go” tells me my cousin, 40. All middle-class Greeks that “want to do something” tomorrow, Sunday. That is, go downtown, outside the […]

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