Anti-Austerity Protests in Greece

13 January 2018

Anti-austerity activists have taken to the streets in the Greek capital Athens to protest against a new austerity bill and property auctions.

The protesters gathered outside a court in Athens. They also chanted slogans against property auctions. The sales are part of the terms and conditions of Greece’s international bailout. The new austerity legislation is due to be voted in parliament next week. It includes further benefit cuts. Protesters opposed austerity measures imposed on Greece in exchange for the European Union and the International Monetary Fund bailing it out from bankruptcy.

Clashes erupted between protesters and police in front of the parliament in Athens, Friday, as demonstrators attempted to occupy steps leading to the building in opposition to a fresh raft of austerity measures due to be voted on next week. Police officers deployed tear gas in order to disperse the protesters and succeeded in pushing people back from the building. 

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