Anti-austerity strikes: Greeks struggle against new bailout package

The latest nationwide strike in Greece continues to cripple services – and coincides with MPs preparing to vote on a new austerity package. This will include at least an 86-billion-euro bailout package, a staggering thirteenth pensions cut since 2010, a reduction to income tax-free allowances.
With unemployment at 25-percent and nearly a half of young people in Greece out of work protests in Athens turned violent on Wednesday, on the eve of the vote.


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