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Greek police fire teargas at protesters

Friday 12/January/2018 - 11:49 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
Greek police have clashed with protesters outside parliament in the capital city Athens، as strikes and rallies continue over new government cuts، Reuters reported.

Police fired tear gas in brief clashes with protesters and strikes halted ferries and disrupted public transport on Friday.

No arrests or injuries were reported.

The protests are against a proposed bill awaiting a vote in parliament، aimed at cutting public spending and limiting civil rights of labor and unions.

The austerity bill، which is to be voted on late Monday، will limit the right to strike and speed up property foreclosures.

The Greek government has described the new measures as minor reforms.

"This does not affect (umbrella) unions and it does not change the process followed to called strikes،" said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos

The measures، which were dictated by the international lenders as conditions to receive a final bailout، are considered to be potentially the last major package of cuts before Greece heads toward the end of the bailout program in August.

Giorgos Perros، a senior member of the Greek Communist Party and a lead organizer of Friday's rally، vowed that protests would intensify ahead of the Monday vote.

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