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Impressive! Farmers’ tractors outside the Greek Parliament

Unprecedented. In an impressive convoy with the sound of constant honking and chanted slogans, twenty tractors entered downtown Athens early Friday evening and parked outside the Greek Parliament. Thousands of farmers who had gathered for the Big Protest of Friday were rhythmically moving left and right to open the way …

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Protesting farmers to camp with tractors outside Greek Parliament

Tension is high on the agenda and escalation is highly possible as protesting farmers threaten to camp outside the Greek Parliament together with their tractors. The farmers plan to come to Athens on Friday and raise their voices protest against the planned social security contributions and tax hikes. Despite the …

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Mass Protest against Greek Pensions Reform, lawyers hand their ties outside Parliament

Thousands of self-employed took to the streets of Athens on Thursday morning to protest the Greek Pension Reforms. Layers, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, notaries, accountants, young scientists and other self-employed professionals  move to downtown Athens to express their opposition against a s0-called Reform that will swallow up to 80% of their …

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Pensions Reform brings tractors to the streets: eggs and teargas as farmers threaten to “cut Greece into two” (picts, videos)

Farmers, cattle breeders, fishermen, milk producers, winegrowers, the whole productive sector of Greece, they are all down to the streets to express their opposition to the planned pension reform. From the north-east end of Greece down to the south in Crete, and from Thessaly and Peloponnese to Epirus and Corfu,  …

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November in Greece: strikes, protest rallies, work stoppages schedule

The fronts are clear: workers oppose austerity, creditors enforce it, government implements it. The consequence is also clear: strikes, protest rallies, work stoppages. Trouble. Protesters’ mobilization started today, Monday, with teachers, students and parents taking to the streets to demonstrate about the situation in the Education. Secondary education teachers were …

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Athens: Senior bicyclist vs riot police as he tries to reach home (video)

Saturday night in Exarchia district of Athens, center of clashes between protesters and riot police. A senior bicyclist wants to pass through a riot police squad to reach his home.Police tells him he cannot go for his own protection. But the senior man insists telling police that he is capable …

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UPD Athens: Strong security measures for a “hell” of a weekend, Dec 5-7/2014

A “hell” of a weekend lays ahead in downtown Athens and strong security measures are planned not only for the official visit of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, With hunger-striker Nikos Romanos’ health deteriorating, the 6th anniversary of teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman in 2008 and the …

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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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Nafplion residents protest PM Samaras declared “Honorary Citizen”

Residents of Nafplion were anything but happy to see Prime Minister Antonis Samaras been proclaimed “Honorary Citizen” of the picturesque small town that happens to be the the capital of was  of the First Hellenic Republic (1821-1834), but also the hometown of his wife, Georgia. As the City Council has …

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