Wednesday, February 20th – Greek unions representing over 2.5 million workers initiate a general strike. Workers walk out on their jobs as ferry captains, teachers, and nurses. The ferries stand idle in their ports, schools close, and hospitals struggle to operate with limited staff. Over 60,000 Greek citizens take to the streets, some clashing with anti-riot police who fire tear gas into a crowd. The organizers of the action are making one demand – that the terms of the Greek “bail-out” be renegotiated, that austerity measures become less hard-line.

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