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Thousands of Spaniards on Sunday gathered to mark the second anniversary of the "indignants" movement formed to protest economic inequality as unemployment in the debt-ridden country last month hit record levels. The " indignados " demonstrators
Limited clashes broke out when hooded youths threw fire bombs and stones at riot police, who responded with tear gas.
Greek seamen extended a strike to protest government austerity for a further 48 hours on Sunday, meaning that dozens of islands will have been cut off from the mainland for six days. Farmers also briefly disrupted traffic on several major motorways
The clashes occurred after more than 50,000 people marched to parliament chanting "We won't submit to the troika (of lenders)" and "EU, IMF Out!" on a day of strikes against a new round of cuts demanded by EU and IMF lenders. As the rally ended,
26 September 2012 Greece is set to come to a standstill today as the first national strike to hit the new government suspends flights and trains, confines ferries to port and closes down the public sector. Holidaymakers have been warned about delays
A 77 year old pensioner shot himself outsisde the Greek parliament buildings yesterday. A suicide note he left criticized the austerity measures implemented by the government including reducing his pension to nothing the note
The largest Greek unions are having protests and work stoppages today (Feb. 29) to protest the coalition government's plan to press ahead with more austerity measures and wage cuts. A three-hour work stoppage will
As if not facing enough trouble Fitch rating agency has downgraded Greek sovereign debt from CCC to C just one notch above default. At the same time unions are mounting new protests against austerity measures. Greek unions have
The demonstrations in Athens are against the austerity measures imposed by the government but also celebrate the uprising that in 1973 helped overthrow the ruling military junta. Some firebombs were thrown at police as the protesters
The forty-eight hour general strike has just started but already violence has broken out in some places. Greek police cleared the square of protesters in front of the Greek parliament buildings.