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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Thousands of Greeks demand PM Tsipras to resign

Comment: Tsipras has lasted longer than I thought, but the Greeks don't forget....



Thousands of dissatisfied Greeks have staged a protest rally in Athens and another major city to ask the government to resign over continued austerity.

At least 10,000 Greeks gathered outside the parliament in Athens on Wednesday, demanding the resignation of the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

The protesters were supporters of the "Resign" movement, which perceives Tsipras's policies a failure, driving the country into more poverty.

They addressed the premier in their slogans, chanting "Resign!" and "People don't want you, take your junta and leave!"

A similar demonstration was held at Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country and the capital of Greek Macedonia in northern Greece. 

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