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Greece: Retired security forces march against austerity measures01:03

Greece: Retired security forces march against austerity measures

Greece, Thessaloniki
March 13, 2013 at 17:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Greece: Retired citizens march against austerity measures

Some ten thousand retired civil service men and women, including army personnel, security forces, police and firefighters, took to Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki on Wednesday to protest cuts in pensions and wages.

Retired civil service workers held up banners and posters against the government's proposed plan to cut their pensions.

The pensioners were joined by firefighters and civil servants in Greece' second largest city chanting along with the protesters outside the local government offices of the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace.

A delegation of uniformed civil servants met with the Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, Theodoros Karaoglou, to present their demands for better wages and more staff. The minister promised that their demands will be presented to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.

Footage from thesstoday.gr shows the thousands of protesters marching through the streets and gathering in Aristotelous Square.

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Greece: Retired citizens march against austerity measures

Some ten thousand retired civil service men and women, including army personnel, security forces, police and firefighters, took to Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki on Wednesday to protest cuts in pensions and wages.

Retired civil service workers held up banners and posters against the government's proposed plan to cut their pensions.

The pensioners were joined by firefighters and civil servants in Greece' second largest city chanting along with the protesters outside the local government offices of the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace.

A delegation of uniformed civil servants met with the Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, Theodoros Karaoglou, to present their demands for better wages and more staff. The minister promised that their demands will be presented to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras.

Footage from thesstoday.gr shows the thousands of protesters marching through the streets and gathering in Aristotelous Square.

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