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Austerity measures protests continue in Greece

05-30-2011 08:26 BJT

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Thousands of Greeks have filled the main square in the capital, Athens, protesting against the government's economic austerity plans. It is the fifth consecutive day of protests there. The rallies have largely been organized through the internet with around ten thousand demonstrators turning up each time.

The Greek government introduced further austerity measures last week, which are expected to affect jobs. A wave of reforms introduced last year cut wages and pensions. Protesters, many of them young, are angry that they are the one who must pay the price for the debt crisis through the reforms. They are calling for politicians to be held responsible for their country's debt.

Protesters take part in a rally against a new austerity package
in Athens May 26, 2011. Thousands Greeks gathered outside
parliament in Athens for a second day on Thursday chanting
"Thieves! Thieves!", fired up by Spanish demonstrators urging
them to join protests against austerity. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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