Last night, the proposed law opening up the lorry drivers’ profession was voted, in the first of a series of votes required for it to become state law. In response, lorry drivers have blocked off main avenues in Athens and national roads across the country. As of 14.30 GMT+2, the following roads are blocked off:
- Amalias Ave (in front of parliament)
- Vasilisis Sofias
- Leoforos Kavalas
- Leoforos Schistou
- Vouliagmenis Ave
- Athens-Corinth national road (at the Elefsina toll post)
At around 13.30 GMT+2, a group of lorry drivers attempted to storm parliament and were tear-gassed by riot police near its entrance.