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Strikes to shut down public and private services in Greece this weeek

Strikes planned this week to protest Greece’s austerity measures would shut down the country’s airport, ferry and train services.
Civil servants — who will bear the brunt of the cutbacks being imposed as part of Greece’s bailout plan — have called a 48-hour walkout beginning Tuesday. That means state schools, hospitals and tax offices will be closed or working with emergency staff.
Airline schedules also will be disrupted on Tuesday, when Greece’s Olympic Air and Aegean airlines cancel 110 domestic flights.
On Wednesday, a nationwide 24-hour strike by private sector workers, including journalists, is to cancel all national and international flights, ferries and trains.
In addition, unions plan protest marches in central Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Acropolis stormed as Greek austerity anger grows?
Greek protesters unfurled banners over the defensive walls of the ancient Acropolis, the country’s most famous monument, to protest harsh new austerity measures as strikes began Tuesday across the country. About 100 protesters from the Greek Communist Party unfurled the banners (foto) in Greek and English reading: “Peoples of Europe – Rise Up.” Police did not intervene as the protesters carrying red flags stood beside the ancient Parthenon, beside the two large banners.

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