Greeks March Against More Spending Cuts

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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As many as 80,000 furious protesters filled a square in central Athens Sunday in the largest protest in weeks against Greek government plans for more budget cuts.

Many in the crowd chanted “thieves” as they pointed their fingers at the parliament building.

The majority of the demonstrators were ordinary Greeks, livid that they are being asked to make more sacrifices as they accuse the government of failing to create more jobs and not doing enough to crack down on tax cheats.

Sunday's rally was the largest in nearly two weeks of non-stop nationwide protests against economic austerity measures.

Prime Minister George Papandreou and the European Union agreed Friday on the next installment of last year's $160 billion economic bailout.

Mr. Papandreou meets with his cabinet Monday to discuss EU plans for a new financial rescue plan for Greece, which would require even more spending cuts.