Protesters in Athens on Saturday
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Greece protester: 'We need to leave the euro now'

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has called on members of parliament to forge a "national accord" to deal with the country's debt crisis.

Speaking at the start of three days of debate, Mr Papandreou said the country was "at a crucial point" and risked a catastrophic default if it did not act.

Calliope Iris has been protesting in Athens against the austerity plans. She told BBC News why she's so angry at the government's economic reforms, and explains how she would deal with the crisis.

  • 19 Jun 2011