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Greek Anti-Austerity Protests Turn Violent, Disrupt Travel

Greece is in the midst of a 48-hour general strike as protesters once again take to the streets to rail against the government’s planned austerity measures.

 

The latest round of strikes and protests is disrupting travel throughout the nation as air traffic controllers, train conductors, and ferry operators have walked off the job.

 

The only public transportation available in Athens is the Metro which is remaining in operation to shuttle Athenians to and from protest sites.

 

In some instances the protests have turned violent, with protesters clashing with riot police. Recent polls suggest that 70% to 80% of the Greek populace oppose the austerity measures which would cut public services and increase taxes.

Source: BBC


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