Protest of the day

Posted: 3 February 2013 in Uncategorized
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0a635a69-6796-4273-997f-775ebccc5c0b-460 Greece Farmers'  Protest

Greek seamen and farmers continued their protests against austerity measures imposed to satisfy international lenders.

The Greek government is holding talks with the protesters but refuses to budge on any demands that might undermine its deficit cutting efforts, a condition of bailout funds and debt relief from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

Greece last month invoked rarely used emergency powers to break a strike of subway workers, serving military-style orders instructing them to return to work or face arrest.

Greece’s biggest labor union has called a general 24-hour strike for 20 February.

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