On Wednesday, November 9, in the capital of Greece, protests organized by trade unions with the demands of increasing wages and overcoming inflation ended in clashes with the police.
This is reported by digi24.
People took to the streets during the declared nationwide 24-hour strike.
At that time, public schools were closed throughout the country, public hospitals were operating with reduced staff, and most public transportation, in particular, the ferries that provide connections between the islands, stopped.
The strike has disrupted services across the country, with ferries grounded at ports, cutting off connections to Greek islands, public schools closed, public hospitals operating with reduced staff and most public transport at a standstill.
Greeks are unhappy with the rising cost of living and energy prices.
Many people fear that they will not be able to survive on their salary.
Since January of this year, the Greek government has doubled the minimum wage, which is now about 713 euros per month.
Greek politicians have promised another increase next year, as well as a rise in pensions.
But people are still outraged by the situation in which they find themselves.
They demand the government to fight inflation and say they will not stop the protests.
During a demonstration in Athens, masked people threw Molotov cocktails and stones at police officers guarding the Greek parliament.
In response, the police used tear gas and stun grenades.
There were no reports of casualties.
Greece is paralyzed today by a general strike against rising prices.
Clashes are underway outside the parliament in Athens.
— Hédi Clark (@ClarkHedi) November 9, 2022
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— Zabby (@ZabbyYT) November 9, 2022
Inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro, including Greece, hit a record 10.7% last month, largely due to higher energy prices.
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