July 16, 2013
Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off the job on Tuesday and rallied in front of parliament in a noisy protest against government plans to fire public sector employees to satisfy foreign lenders.
The 24-hour general strike against a new scheme to transfer or fire state workers comes a day before parliament votes on a series of reforms that must be passed before the European Union and International Monetary Fund can disburse more financial aid.
Over 30,000 demonstrators – including municipal police and teachers targeted in the layoff scheme – gathered in the central square before parliament beating drums and blowing whistles in one of the biggest anti-austerity protests in Greece this year.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 9:10 am