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French theatrical protests on the streets of Athens

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French theatrical protests on the streets of Athens


In Athens a cabinet reshuffle has not stopped a return to the streets by demonstrators. Around 5,000 pro-communist union members marched in protest at the Greek government’s financial austerity measures.

The head of the country’s communist party, Aleka Papariga vowed what he called, ‘the struggle’ will continue to the end.

Actors from the French Theatre de Soleil group joined the protesters performing their interpretation of the financial crisis in the square in front of the Greek Parliament. The troupe wanted to show their solidarity with the demonstrators asT

Ariane Mnouchkine, Director of the Theatre de Soleil explained.

“We think the people here in the square, even if they have a different take on it, are asking for only one thing and that is justice. They also want to retake the keys to our European countries which we gave away, very carelessly, 40 years ago to the financial markets,” she said.

And those markets will be on the minds of the euro zone ministers when they meet on Sunday. That is when Evangelos Venizelos the new Greek finance minister will seek approval from them for changes to his governments austerity plans.

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