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Thursday, May 20, 2010

20,000 people in Greek protest march to parliament

ATHENS, Greece – More than 20,000 protesters marched through Athens to parliament Thursday as unions challenged Greece's harsh austerity measures with their fourth general strike this year — and the first since three people died when a bank was torched.Two separate rallies ended peacefully, but city officials and shopkeepers had taken extensive precautions in case the protests turned violent, like the one two weeks ago.Store owners closed up and lowered protective shutters before the march got under way, and police deployed 1,700 officers and detained 36 people in an early show of force.Demonstrators outside the parliament building banged pots and pans and shouted "Thieves, thieves!" but did not attempt to breach a cordon of riot police holding them back....
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Riot police officers try to move people away from a sit-down protest on a main street after the end of a demonstration in central Athens, Thursday, May 20, 2010. Some 20 people sat down on the tarmac, chanting 'Disobey, disobey, outside parliament every day.'

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