Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Greeks increasing protests against imposed austerity

[Translation of Greek] Great participation in the strike of GSEE and ADEDY. Intensity and mikroepeisodia rally in Syntagma Square With a large turnout today was the nationwide general strike of GSEE and ADEDY. According to data from the GSEE, participation in refineries, shipyards, and transport ships, reached 100%, banks, PPC, OTE and EYDAP, 80%, ports and construction 70% while 60% moved to participate in metal workers. About 15,000 workers and members of leftist organizations took part in the strike gathering held at 11 am in Syntagma Square. Despite the constant rain, the protesters staged a symbolic encirclement of Parliament until late afternoon.

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