Sunday, September 11, 2022

Thousands joined PAME rally in Thessaloniki, sending powerful message to Mitsotakis' government

Thousands of workers, self-employed people, farmers, pensioners, young men and women participated on Saturday evening in a massive rally organized by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) and Trade Unions on the occasion of the inauguration of the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Under the slogan "Organization and Struggle for contemporary rights" a large number of protesters from the city of Thessaloniki as well as from other regions of northern Greece sent a militant message to New Democracy (ND) conservative government.
At the forefront of the rally, workers from "Malamatina" wine industry, dressed in green t-shirts and holding a giant banner, demanded the revocation of the recent dismissals and the signing of the collective agreement.

The protesters gathered at YMCA Square and marched through the city center, holding banners and shouting slogans such as "workers and farmers, one voice, one fist". At the same time, in an effort to intimidate the people and create an environment of fear in the city, Mitsotakis' government deployed over 5,000 police officers.

The rally was attended by a delegation of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) headed by General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas