Greek elderly protest pension cuts

Athens says economic revival requires pension cuts, causing widespread anger.

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Greece’s new austerity plan – a mixture of tax increases and spending cuts – is designed to save around $6.5bn.

It includes proposals to freeze pensions, triggering widespread anger amongst the elderly.

The measures are so drastic that even the Greek prime minister is talking up the necessity of a “wartime” mentality.

Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens, as thousands of protesters clash with police in what they see is a “fight for a just society”.  

Source: Al Jazeera