A demonstration against the latest economic measures and cuts is organized this afternoon in the center of Athens by GSEE and ADEDY, together with the Technical Chamber (TEE), the Layers Association (DPS) and the Athens Medical Association (ISA).
GSEE and ADEDY joined the "pan-European unions day of action", demanding "an equal and more fair Europe."
The protest will start at 6 pm and concert will also take place outside the parliament.
Earlier today member of GSEE stated:
"The employees in our country will continue their protests and will intensify the fight in Greece and Europe in order to end the social degradation"
The Metro stations of Syntagma, Panepistimio and Monastiraki are closed by the police.
A group of people was gathered yesterday outside a tavern in Korydallos - Athens , where the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Michalis Chrisochoidis, met with his political friends concerning the leadership of PASOK party.
The news for the minister's presence in the area we spread very quickly and more than 100 citizens were gathered outside the tavern within minutes.
People shouted slogans and booed the Minister who has recently stated that he did not have time to read the memorandum.
Police prevented the demonstrators to approach Mr. Chrisochidis and three citizens were arrested and released after some hours.
More than 500 unionists shouted slogans like “Troika Go Home” and “Get Out of Greece” in order to protest against Troika’s interventions in the Greek private sector.
Troika wants the decrease of the minimum wage, the repealing of 13th and 14th salary and changes in the labor rights in order to approve a second rescue package for Greece.
Troika representatives requested the intervention of a prosecutor in order to leave the hotel but the protest ended at 10 a.m. without any intervention from the police.
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About 7,000 members supporters of PAME were gathered in Omonia Square and marched to the Labour Ministry, shouting slogans and holding banners against ''the plutocrat government."
Angry protesters wearing hoods, threw stones and molotov bombs against the police and they break windows of shops and banks.
The police replied and fired tear gas.
According to estimations, at least 20,000 people participated in the protest march.
Thousands of police officers are gathered in the centre of Athens which is closed.
The police has already made 20 arrests.
4 metro stations (Panepistimiou, Syntagma, Eyaggelismos and Megaro Mousikis) have been also closed.
Below you can see the map with the closed streets in central Athens.