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Greece Paralyzed by Strike, Protesters Mass at Parliament

Public services across Greece were crippled Wednesday as the country’s two major unions staged a 24-hour general strike amid rising public anger and wavering internal support for the Socialist government’s latest austerity program.
Small businesses and retailers were expected to join in the strike
Thousands of activists and unionists converged on Athens’ central Syntagma square on the parliament’s front steps to try to prevent deputies from debating the measures. “Thieves, traitors!” many chanted. “Where did the money go?”
“The unions demand the immediate withdrawal of the new, harsh and unjust measures that the government is proposing,” the unions said in a joint statement. “GSEE and ADEDY are continuing their struggle to reject these anti-worker and antisocial measures.”
Early Wednesday Around 1,500 police had erected a metal barrier across the street leading to the parliament building and dozens of police vans were parked in front to allow the deputies unhindered access and keep at bay the crowd of protestors.
Several main thoroughfares around parliament were also closed to traffic and pedestrians and the city centre was also cordoned off.

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