These are the scenes in Athens on Wednesday morning as pensioners are queueing at Banks who opened to hand out up to €120 from their retirement cheques.
Around 1000 banks have reopened to allow pensioners without ATM cards to cash. They are being given numbered tickets in an attempt to make the process easier.
Photos are from Kallithea and Peristeri and the center of Athens.
Russia Today reports on the anxious crowds of Greeks on Wednesday who thronged banks that were opened especially for pensioners who don’t have bank cards, to allow them some access to their money.
Some had been waiting since the early hours of the morning, but as the opening hour approached, tensions rippled through the crowd.
ANA-MPA, Russia Today