Greek Protestors Voice Disapproval of Economic Woes

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Greek protestors took to the streets of Athens Tuesday to show their displeasure with austerity plans for their country.

Protestors blocked the entrance to several government buildings, including the Greek finance and labor ministries.

Demonstrators said they did not want to lose their jobs or have their pay reduced as a part of expanding austerity measures meant to appease international credit lenders and stave off a further economic crisis.

Members of the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund are trying to decide whether to release the next installment of funds. Before releasing further funds the international community is looking for signs of significant reductions by the Greek government.

Greece announced Sunday that it will miss debt reduction goals by nearly one-percent.