July 4 2015
Tens of thousands rallied in Greece Friday, in rival rallies for and against a bailout that comes with more austerity measures. Close to 25,000 rallied in Athens’ Syntagma Square in opposition to austerity and support of the Syriza government.
Solidarity protests have also swept across Europe as other cities rally in support of Greece ahead the national referendum on accepting or rejecting further austerity. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to vote “no” in the referendum to reject a bailout deal that includes more austerity measures.
Demonstrators hold up letters spelling the word ‘No’ in Greek during an anti-austerity rally in Syntagma Square in Athens, July 3, 2015. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators gather in front of the Greek parliament building in Syntagma Square in Athens to attend an anti-Austerity rally, Greece, July 3, 2015. Photo:Reuters
Protestors wave Greek flags in front of the parliament building during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015. Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end six years of austerity, extolled a packed Syntagma square in central Athens to spurn the tough terms of an aid deal offered by international creditors to keep the country afloat. Photo:Reuters
People hold signs supporting Greece during a pro-Greece protest in front of European Union office in Barcelona, Spain, July 3, 2015. The sign reads “No. No to troika”. Photo:Reuters
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