Greek police fire tear gas at angry farmers rallying in Athens




 
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Greek police fire tear gas at angry farmers rallying in Athens
 
February 12th, 2016  
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Greek police fire tear gas at angry farmers rallying in Athens
Greek riot police fired tear gas at farmers protesting against pension reform plans on Friday who hurled stones at the agriculture ministry in central Athens ahead of a major demonstration outside parliament scheduled for later in the day. Under the planned reform of the pension system demanded by Greece's international lenders, farmers face a tripling of their social security contributions and higher income tax. About 800 farmers from the island of Crete arrived in Athens early on Friday and rallied outside the agriculture ministry waving Greek flags and chanting: "They won't make us bend".




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