May 3rd, 2010
08:28 PM ET

Greeks strike over austerity measures

Greek workers went on strike Monday, marching to parliament to protest cuts in government spending demanded by international funders.

Garbage collectors, cleaners, municipal office workers and other local government staff gathered Monday morning, waving banners with slogans like "Get your hands off our rights."

A €110 billion ($146 billion) aid package for Greece was announced Sunday, but Athens is introducing tough austerity measures to meet European Union and International Monetary Fund conditions on the deal.

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