Democracy Now: Greek Protesters Continue General Strike in Attempt to Block Austerity Measures


Greek protesters have attempted to block the way into parliament in Athens just before lawmakers were scheduled to vote on a sweeping austerity plan demanded by international creditors. The austerity plan calls for spending cuts, tax increases and privatizations to be implemented as conditions for a massive bailout by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Much of Athens has been shut down as workers stage day two of a 48-hour general strike.

~ by wheresthemic on June 29, 2011.

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