Protests greet Greece tax increases

Angry Athenians say measures announced by the government will hit honest taxpayers the hardest.


    Evangelos Venizelos, the Greek finance minister, has announced a new round of tax increases and spending cuts worth about $5.3bn.

    People on the streets of Athens, who have protested for weeks over the government's plan to carve out savings of $39bn by 2015, reacted in more anger to the latest announcement.

    They said the new measure fails to tackle rampant tax evasion and corruption and that it would hit honest taxpayers the hardest.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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