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Greek austerity measures go on, so do protests

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Greek austerity measures go on, so do protests


Some protesters built a mock gallows outside the Greek parliament on Tuesday. A graphic illustration of how angry some of them are at a deeply unpopular property tax forced through parliament.

It is the latest austerity measure in ongoing attempts to balance the books and avoid defaulting on massive debts.

Many in Greece think they are being asked to pay too high a price.

Vaga Gouigoui has already lost her computer store and stands to lose her house in the crisis. “I knew that I could not keep the company, but I also knew that I would not be able to find a job after, I was squeezed, I did not know what to do,” she told reporters.

The public sector too are paying the price. Some police were on strike on Tuesday, as well as bus drivers and metro operators. Even finance ministry officials are on a 48-hour stoppage.

The crisis is far from over, and more strikes are expected throughout the week.

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