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People take to the streets, Syntagma metro station re-opens after popular pressure: emergency General Strike underway, against 20% wage decreases and other shock doctrine measures

 

 

As the troika ‘negotiates’ (read: reads out already agreed measures with the government ‘representatives’), people are taking to the streets for an emergency General Strike against new measures that will allegedly include a 20% decrease in the national minimum wage and a subsequent cut in the unemployment benefit, among many others.

At approximately 11.30 GMT+2 the metro station in Syntagma re-opened, following a protest outside the police HQ against its closure. The operation of the metro stations is crucial in allowing people to attend the demonstrations; in the past few general strikes police have attempted to turn their closure into a regular practice.

Information on the strike day as it comes.

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