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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Pensioners defy rain to protest cuts, as unions call on new anti-austerity rally May 18/2017

Hundreds of pensioners defied the rain and took to the streets to protest the new austerity package to be voted Thursday night at the Greek Parliament. With umbrellas and raincoats, they joined their voices to prevent more austerity measures threatening to put their survival at risk. Holding banners and chanting …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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Activism questionnaire by SYRIZA-Youth asks about “involvement in theft from supermarkets”

The online questionnaire uploaded by the Youth organization of ruling left-wing  SYRIZA is theoretically a sociological research, an attempt to gather the opinion of the basic of the youth organization. However, several questions are unconventional and even rename the criminal offense of “theft” into “activism”. The questionnaire triggered an outrage …

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Farmers block Greece-FYROM border crossing until Feb 3 at least

Protesting farmers and cattle farmers decided on Wednesday to close the Evzoni border crossing between Greece and FYROM until at least February 3. The decision followed a meeting of the coordinating committee of Central Macedonia. However they said they will not participate in Thursday’s rally organized by other farmers at …

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Greece-wide protests: Farmers on tractors to block highways and national roads

Farmers are angry about their taxation and their social security contributions. And they launch protests across the country. Hundreds of tractors moved on Monday morning to block highway and national roads in an effort to put pressure on the government to take back the measures that mean economic death. Farmers …

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Obama in Athens: troubles for drivers, commuters and protesters

The center of Athens will be locked down. Public gatherings and protest rallies  will be banned in the area where US president Barack Obama and his entourage will move.Main Avenues and streets will be closed to traffic from time to time. 5,000 policemen will be deployed, 500 of them in …

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Refugees & migrants set fire in Chios hot spot, protest conditions in Samos (video, picts)

For one more time, frustrated refugees and migrants stuck in the hot spots of the islands of Chios and Samos launched protests. In the hot spot Souda on Chios, the protest started Wednesday noon when young camp residents having block the street leading to the camp with garbage bins, which …

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Greek police fires teargas at elderly protesters (video, picts)

Greek police fired teargas at protesting pensioners when the few hundreds to elderly men and women attempted to break the police cordon and walk towards the office of the Prime Minister. some pensioners commented “Thanks for the treat!” via @MakisSinodinos Pensioners from several sectors had come to downtown Athens in …

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Protest Day: Policemen, Firefighters, Coast Guards, Civil Servants & Public Transport workers

Unionists from Greek Police, Fire Brigades and Coast Guard gathered outside the Defense Ministry on Tuesday morning and demanded from Minister Panos Kammenos to implement previous court decisions, restore wage cuts and avoid further cuts on special payrolls. They also ask that the Defense ministry allocates resources also for Police, …

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Workers and society boil over additional austerity & more income cuts

Doctors working in public hospitals gathered in downtown Athens to protest the admittedly horrible situation in Greece’s hospitals. Holding banners and chanting slogan, doctors and other hospital personnel demanded raise in the public funding and hiring of doctors and nurses. Tension between protesters and riot police. Protesters have been carrying …

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