Greece Paralyzes as Tsipras Government Faces First General Strike

Greece was paralyzed on Thursday as workers in the public and private sector were on strike protesting the harsh austerity measures imposed by the leftist Alexis Tsipras government.

This was the first general strike during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government that was re-elected in September. This was also the first big challenge of a government that was elected on a promise to ease the economic burden on crisis-stricken Greeks.


Heraklion (Eleftherias Sq.)


(violent clashes at Syntagma Sq.)

Thessaloniki (antiauthoritarians caused damages)

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