Hundreds of demonstrators have blockaded the Greek Finance Ministry in Athens to protest against harsh new austerity measures aimed at pulling the country out of its financial crisis.
The protestors managed to get onto the roof, where they unfurled a banner calling for protests against the plans. The protest was organised by trade unions.
“We wanted to do something symbolic to strengthen our resolve ahead of a big demonstration tonight and a general strike planned for tomorrow morning, as parliament votes on the new austerity plan,” one demonstrator told reporters.
Yesterday the government announced tax increases and spending cuts of around 4.8 billion euros.
It comes on top of an earlier plan announced in January amid concern in the EU that Greece’s problems could undermine the Eurozone.
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