In the midst of further incidents, Greek Parliament approves the adjustment plan
The austerity plan to save the Greek economy was approved by the parliament today, while demonstrations in Athens to be repeated again.
Once again the city is paralyzed by the violent protests that take place in these hours in the Greek capital.
Some citizens ensure that incidents are generated by a group of anarchists that “dirty” demonstrations of citizens who are not represented by these minorities.
The approval of the adjustment was in response to the request by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the eurozone countries for the delivery of the aid package for the value of 110,000 million euros.
The vote in favor was from 172 Socialist deputies and extreme right, from a total of 296 of the 300 parliamentarians present.
Greek banks are closed due to a 48-hour strike which aims to protest the deaths of three employees of a bank office yesterday. The place had been burned by a petrol bomb that was thrown during the incidents.
A protest against cuts in wages and pensions, and increasing tax burdens and the retirement age, have joined for a second day today, employees of municipalities and pharmacies.
Doctors in public hospitals also endorsed a three-hour stoppage from 12 am (0900 GMT) in Athens and the port city of Piraeus. They attend emergencies only.
The president said the bill is urgent because on May 19, the country must pay the maturity of a bond line for 8.5 billion euros.