Protests

Strikes Bring Greece to Standstill

More than 200,000 people took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday to protest the Greek government's pay cuts, tax hikes, hiring freezes, and other austerity measures. Also, more than two million of the five million-strong Greek workforce walked off the job to join a 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Greek Workers. "The crisis should be paid for by the plutocracy," read one protester's banner. Another one called for "Permanent and steady jobs for all."