Greeks strike over austerity plan

Plans to cut government spending spark mass protests by civil servants in Athens.

Greece protests

Thousands of civil servants have marched through Athens, the Greek capital, as they went on a 24-hour strike in protest against the government’s plans to freeze wages, gather more taxes and reform pensions.

The action left flights grounded and many schools and government offices closed, while public hospitals were expected to only take emergency cases.

Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.

Source: Al Jazeera