Greeks Stage Two-Day Strike Against Austerity Package

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou at a news conference earlier this month. (Getty)

Tens of thousands of Greeks are gathering in the streets of Athens today, as part of a 48-hour strike to protest an austerity package that includes deep spending cuts and higher taxes, and would need to pass in order for Greece to obtain a bail-out from the European Union. Parliament will vote on the austerity package tomorrow. Polls show eighty percent of Greeks are apposed to the package. 

Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for our partner The New York Times, has the latest.


Louise Story

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