Thursday, February 25, 2010

Greek workers stage general strike

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Flights in and out of Greece were grounded and schools and most public services shut down as the country's unions staged a general strike on Wednesday. Police fired tear gas in clashes with demonstrators in central Athens who hurled rocks and plastic bottles near parliament, but the violence remained fairly limited.

More than 30,000 protesters took part in a march on Wednesday in Athens, part of the first general strike in the country since the election of a centre-left government in October...



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