Thousands of Greeks protest against new round of austerity cuts




 
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Thousands of Greeks protest against new round of austerity cuts
 
September 8th, 2012  
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Thousands of Greeks protest against new round of austerity cuts
THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) - Thousands of Greeks marched at an annual fair in Greece's second-biggest city on Saturday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts demanded by international lenders in exchange for aid to stave off bankruptcy. The demonstration by about 15,000 trade unionists and leftists was the first major protest against a nearly 12-billion-euro austerity package being readied by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to appease EU and IMF inspectors who arrived in Athens on Friday to review Greece's reform progress. ...

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