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Protesters occupy Greek minister's office

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Protesters occupy Greek minister's office


Further demonstrations against austerity measures in Greece are taking place, but this time protesters are taking more direct action.

They have briefly occupied the office of the Labour Minister and blocked the entrances to several other ministries.

The police appeared to keep a low profile.

Union leader Nikos Papageorgiou said: “They are eliminating wage agreements. What for? For money towards capital for cheaper workers, workers that would work for free. What will be the result? Cheaper wages mean they won’t be able to pay their social insurance, so the fund will also have a problem. Also, this will be a catastrophe for workers’ lives and health.”

Protesters blocked the entrances to the ministries of labour, finance, agriculture, culture and development.

They have also again disrupted talks between the governnment and EU and IMF inspectors. They are due to decide whether Greece should receive the latest instalment of its international bailout money.

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