Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Massive rallies in Greece: Thousands of people demonstrated against government-EU policies

With militant rallies in Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities, thousands of workers, pensioners and young people gave their powerful response to the antipeople policies of the SYRIZA-ANEL government and the EU.

Headed by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), numerous trade unions from the public and private sector, mass organizations, people's committees, self-employed associations, the Federation of Greek Women, the Students' Struggle Front, student unions expressed their their determination to fight against the new measures which come as a result of the so-called Eurogroup's "evaluation" and which will be added to those which have led the country's working class to poverty and misery.

"We are not going to compromise. We are not going to step down. We will not accept all these measures that the government brings now with the evaluation" said Giorgos Perros, member of PAME's Executive Committee, during his speech at Omonia square. 

The demonstration in Athens was attended by the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas who made the following statement to the Press: 

KKE GS Dimitris Koutsoumbas talking to journalists.
"While the government writes, directs and plays in this new episode of Greek people's deception, we are here, in the struggle, by the side of the working class and the peoples' movement in order to shout that this is enough, our people can't stand any more measures against their income, against their own life and the lives of their children. Here lies the hope, in the struggle, along with the KKE for the opening of better road for us, for our children, for the Greek people as a whole".

Militant rallies took place also in Thessaloniki and other major cities. 

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