Greece

Thousands Protest in Athens

Austerity is proving to be a tough sell

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The single biggest protest since Greece's coalition government took power in June has paralysed Athens with the numbers demonstrating on the streets estimated to be in the region of 50,000.

The march organised by the two biggest trade unions is part of a 24-hour strike across the country.

It was called in protest at the latest round of belt-tightening measures.