Thursday, June 16, 2011

Greece, clashes between police and protesters outside parliament

The Greek police fired tear gas at demonstrators outside the parliament, where MPs are preparing for the debate over new austerity measures required by the rescue package European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The greek prime minister, George Papandreou, the Socialist, has offered his resignation to facilitate the formation of a unity government that carries out the austerity plan imposed by the European Union and International Monetary Fund: to this plan, Papandreou pointed out, the ' Any unitary executive will ensure full support, without groped to circumvent or modify it.

In the evening, Papandreou said that will not leave by announcing a cabinet reshuffle Thursday and stating that he would ask the confidence of Parliament. Thousands of people who participated in the general strike, the third held this year in Greece. Protesters around Syntagma Square in Athens responded, as reported by the BBC, throwing stones and yogurt.

Police blocked roads creating a "security cordon" for MPs. Greece, clashes between demonstrators and police INDIGNADOS - The Greek protesters have proclaimed themselves "indignados," linking their protest to the Spanish of the protesters who have set up tent cities in Madrid and Barcelona, before being evicted by the police.

There are serious disruption to ports, banks and public transport, since the main public and private associations have joined the agitation. Prime Minister George Papandreou is trying to gather consensus around a new austerity program that includes cuts of € 28 billion from 2012 to 2015.

Even the state-owned companies went on strike, while hospitals cover only emergencies. Operate normally but the airports after air traffic controllers have withdrawn their agitation.

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