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Greeks protest in biggest rally so far

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Greeks protest in biggest rally so far


Thousands of Greeks rallied in central Athens on Sunday evening to denounce politicians, bankers and tax evaders as the government prepared to inflict another bout of austerity measures.

It follows a day of protests in the main Syntagma square outside parliament where 80,000 protesters gathered to vent their frustrations over rising unemployment.

Protesters have gathered in the square for the last 12 days but Sunday is believed to be the biggest rally so far in a series of demonstrations.

One angry protester said: “Something has to happen so that they go. Our kids are without jobs, what will they do? We are old but what about our children? Things are tough. They have to go so that better days can come.”

The Greek government will discuss an economic plan which promises several years of extra budget cuts and faster privatisations, which is seen as its side of a deal to get a second financial bailout in a year from the European Union and IMF.

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