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Fury as Greek lorry drivers protest in Athens

Greek lorry drivers have held protests in Athens against a government order to end their strike.

Bottles were hurled outside the transport ministry as drivers tried to climb the gates and get inside.

The BBC's Malcolm Brabant in Athens said the protesters were very angry, demanding compensation for reforms that aim to liberalise the freight sector.

The strike, now in its fourth day, has paralysed Greece, depriving petrol stations of fuel and prompting tourists to cancel holidays.

  • 29 Jul 2010