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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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Athens: Anti-austerity police protesters against riot police VIDEO

Tension between protesters from police, fire brigades and coast guard on one side and riot police on the other side broke out short after 8 o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday when the angry protesters tried to break the police cordon and enter the Greek Parliament. Riots policemen and …

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Athens: anti-austerity protest as lawmakers vote Budget 2015

Unionists of public and private sector unions GSEE and ADEDY as wells as members and supporters of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA and communist union PAME have gathered outside the Greek Parliament to protest the voting of another austerity budget, i.e. Budget 2015. Police closed the traffic around the area.   …

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Thessaloniki: Anti-Austerity Protesters Caused Damage in Shops, Bank

Members of trade unions and left-wing parties gathered in downtown of Thessaloniki to protest the austerity bill. However the demonstration body was divided and the situation got out of control. Protesters broke some shop windows and the entrance of a bank, while some threw red paint at the window of a shop. Police did …

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Athens: Protester seriously injured at anti-austerity rally

A young protester has been transferred to a hospital with serious head injuries, Greek news portals report. The 30-year old student was participating at Wednesday’s protest rally organized by the public and private sector labor unions. The student has been undergoing surgical operation and is in critical conditions. Erlier today, …

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Athens: Police Fired Teargas at Anti-Austerity Protest (video)

Small scale incidents and tension occurred between protesters and riot police near Syntagma Square in Athens downtown on Wednesday.  Riot police fired teargas and according to several Greek news portals, 7-8 protesters were taken to the hospital with respiratory problems due to teargas. Video A young woman was injured after …

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