Thursday, May 18, 2017

Greece adopts more austerity measures amidst violent protests

Greek lawmakers have approved more pension cuts and tax hikes sought by international lenders to unlock another bailout, as angry demonstrators protested outside parliament against the new round of austerity.
 People took to the streets of Greece’s capital for two consecutive days.

Athens Greece 18 May 2017.
Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and other projectiles at the police outside the Greek parliament on Thursday, while the lawmakers were inside debating new austerity measures.
Police fired tear gas and pepper spray.
Hours ahead of a vote on a new memorandum that is expected to bring more austerity to crisis-stricken Greece, demonstrators clashed with police at the doorsteps of the parliament in Syntagma Square.
Greeks demand end to austerity reforms and people took to the streets of Greece’s capital for the second consecutive day to protest new pension and tax-break cut.
An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people gathered in front of the parliament building in Athens' Syntagma Square.


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Athens, Greece 17 May 2017.
Clashes erupt between anti #austerity protesters and riot police outside Parliament on general strike day in #Greece. At the same time Greek lawmakers prepare to approve another austerity package as demanded by the country’s debtors.

 Athens, Greece, 17 May 2017.
Thousands protest new #austerity package during 24 hour nationwide general strike in #Greece on Wednesday. One day later on Thursday, lawmakers from the coalition SYRIZA-ANEL government, will vote in favor of the measures