Greeks protest new budget cuts

Greeks protest new budget cuts

Thousands of Greek trade unionists demonstrated on Thursday against planned new cuts demanded by international creditors in a general strike that shut down several key sectors.

According to police, some 15,000 people took part in separate union protests in Athens and another 5,000 in Thessaloniki.

Civil servants, bank staff, merchant seamen, railway workers and state-employed doctors were among professionals taking part in the 24-hour stoppage against the measures, which are scheduled to be approved by lawmakers at the weekend. Read more

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