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Public sector protest hits downtown Athens


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Public sector protest hits downtown Athens

Thousands of public sector workers have taken to the streets of Athens to protest against planned job cuts.

The Greek government has agreed to the lay-offs to satisfy the demands of the country’s international lenders in exchange for bailout funds.

More than 6,000 workers, including municipal police officers, marched on the Administrative Reform Ministry in central Athens.

Greece has struggled to convince lenders that it can deliver on its pledges and reduce its public sector.

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