A General Strike, Four Molotovs and Thousands of Workers. (PHOTOS)
Photos from the demonstrations of the 17th May 2017.
Photos: Panayiotis Tzamaros / FOS PHOTOS
Athens was literally jammed today, as workers from different sectors took to the streets in anticipation of Thursday’s parliamentary vote that will accept or reject the new bailout deal between Greece and its creditors.
The workers are on strike protesting the new austerity measures that will come in effect in early 2018. These include pension reductions and tax increases.
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Protests took place in Athens and other major Greek cities. Both public and private sector trade unions ADEDY and GSEE were present. In a different rally “PAME”, Greece’s Communist Party-affiliated labor union, managed to bring together a massive block of protesters.
During the protest, four petrol bombs and flares were thrown outside the Parliament, and later some more outside the offices of PASOK, Greece’s legendary social democratic party.
A small group of protesters threw gasoline bombs and fired flares at riot police after the marches ended in Athens. Police responded with tear gas. The clashes broke out after peaceful marches involving around 15,000 people.
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