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Greek Parliament OKs Harsh New Austerity Measures Amid Mass Protest

HeadlineMay 09, 2016

The Greek Parliament has approved a new round of austerity measures seen as among the harshest to date demanded by international creditors. The passage came amid mass protests and a three-day general strike. On Sunday, thousands gathered in Athens, where protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails while police fired tear gas. Teacher Nikos Dardalis took part in the protests.

Nikos Dardalis: “Today, the working class must send a message, that with this unemployment and part-time work, the low-income earners, the self-employed, the unemployed cannot live on salaries and pensions of 300 to 400 euros.”

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