Greece hit by nationwide strike

Protest over state's austerity plans hit schools, public transport and flights.

    Protesters clashed with police at demonstrations
    at the beginning of this month [AFP]

    About half of the nation's five million workers are represented by the unions for the 24-hour strike.

    About 1,500 riot policemen are on duty in the centre of Athens, the capital, with Greek strikes often turning violent in the past.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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