Students demonstrated against the new austerity measures
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Greeks protests against austerity measures

Students and unions demonstrated in Athens on Thursday to protest against the latest round of austerity measures announced by the government.

All public transport services and taxi drivers also went on strike.

The government has toughened its measures, cutting pensions further and suspending more civil servant posts.

It says this must be done to receive a vital 8bn-euro (£6.9bn), the most recent segment of a 110bn euro (£95bn) package of loans established by eurozone countries and the IMF to help Greece pay its huge debts.

  • 22 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe
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