February 20, 2013 5:09 am

Gallery: Thousands protest austerity in Greece


Tens of thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday as unions staged a general strike to protest government spending cuts and tax hikes, which some predict will push unemployment to an alarming 30 per cent. Police said up to 40,000 people were participating in two separate marches in central Athens that were so far peaceful.

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