Tolerance.ca
Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations, Tolerance.ca® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Greeks protest over government austerity plans

More protests in Athens on Saturday as demonstrators stage another rally opposing the government's tough new austerity measures. Women's groups, workers, students and pensioners joined forces to protest the cuts which they say are too harsh. SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER YANNIS PAVLIDIS, PENSIONER "The pensioners are being castigated and they are taking every day more and more of their pension rights and their money that they are receiving from pension." The protest was organized by the Communist Labour Movement in support of demonstrations set to take place in the northern city of Thessaloniki. With beleaguered Prime Minister George Papandreou due to make his annual speech on the state of the economy at a trade fair here, police are taking no chances. They are enforcing a zero tolerance policy on violence using roadblocks, reinforced glass and metal barricades, water cannons and extra forces on motorcycles to maintain order. Speaking at the trade fair earlier, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said the government had no choice but to implement the measures. (SOUNDBITE) (Greek) FINANCE MINISTER EVANGELOS VENIZELOS SAYING: "We are completely determined without thinking of the political cost to completely adhere to our commitments that we have with our institutional partners." Greece has repeatedly come under fire from European partners for moving too slowly on reforms needed to resolve its crippling debt crisis. Sunita Rappai, Reuters

© DailyMotion -


Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of Tolerance.ca® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
Email:
Heading:
Message:
 
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of Tolerance.ca®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter