Greeks condemn Gaza war in May Day protest


Hundreds of Greek workers marched through central Athens on Wednesday to demand pay rises that would bring their salaries close to the European average and protest against the war in Gaza.

According to Ekathimerini, many of the protestors who had assembled peacefully outside the Greek parliament buildings hoisted Palestinian flags and released balloons in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

“It was our duty not to forget that genocide as the (Labour) day calls,” Marianna Tsagari, 48, who joined the demonstration said.

Protesters in Athens sought salary increases to compensate for a series of wage cuts imposed by past Greek administrations as part of austerity measures in exchange for foreign bailouts that kept Greece afloat throughout its economic crisis from 2008 to 2018.

Greece’s economy has been growing at nearly twice the euro zone rate over the past few years, while the country regained investment grade status after 13 years in the “junk” category in 2023.

Source: Ekathimerini




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