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Protests expected as Merkel visits Greece
German Chancellor is unpopular figure in Greece for her tough stance on bailout and push for austerity.
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 03:24

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is set to arrive in Greece on Tuesday, where she will hold talks with conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras.

A heavy security has been put in place for the German chancellor's six-hour visit, the first since the economic crisis made landfall in Greece in 2010, amid planned new anti-austerity protests.

But victims of the huge spending cuts forced on Greece by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank also want a word with her.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from the Greek capital, Athens.

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