Greek elderly protest pension cuts

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

    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


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