Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Clashes in Athens in front of Parliament

Police are using tear gas outside Parliament in Athens, where they are going clashes with protesters throwing stones and bottles. Groups of people with black flags, a symbol of radical anarchists, broke through the barriers, trying confrontation with the agents. Are also ongoing scuffles outside the Ministry of Finance.

The protest against the wave of economic austerity measures and cuts, that Parliament is preparing to vote, needed to get financial aid from the international community. The trade unions of public and private sectors have launched a 48-hour strike that is bringing the country to a standstill.

Blocked since this morning as aviation, maritime and urban and public services in the metro that will work "in order to allow participation in the event," organizers said. "Our mobilization will continue as long as this policy remains in force," said a spokesman for the General Confederation of Workers.

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