Greece: Second general strike already left 12 wounded
Greece, February 11, 2012
Activists gathered outside the parliament and the government has already deployed thousands of troops to prevent riots like the one yesterday. The wave of protesta rises from the need for approval of a package of adjustment measures to receive a loan from the European Bank and the IMF and try to avoid bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, Greek unions did today its second day of 48 hours general strike against the measures required by the “troika”.
Urban transport is paralyzed: trains, trams, buses, trolleys and much of the metro does not work. In the port, ships goods and most ferries were tied.
However flights were not affected as the air traffic controllers did not participate in the strike and hospitals work only for emergencies.
Thousands of police were mobilized to quell the riots and had already left a dozen wounded and half a dozen detainees.
At least 25 Socialist deputies, a dozen Conservatives and 16 from the right-wing LAOS already warned that they’ll vote against the package.