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Greece: Thousands rally in Athens to support their government01:23

Greece: Thousands rally in Athens to support their government

Greece, Athens
February 15, 2015 at 11:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets in Athens, Sunday, to show their support for their newly elected anti-austerity, Syriza-led government who are currently locked in negotiations with euro-zone partners in Brussels over a new debt agreement for the country.

Protesters packed out Syntagma Square, outside the Greek Hellenic Parliament building, chanting and carrying signs denouncing forced austerity, which many blame for worsening the economic situation in the country.

At the next Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday, the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is expected to present his government's demand for a temporary "bridging agreement" until a new debt structuring deal for Greece can be reached.

Solidarity rallies have also been taking place in cities throughout Europe in support for the Greek government's position in the Eurogroup negotiations.

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Thousands of Greeks took to the streets in Athens, Sunday, to show their support for their newly elected anti-austerity, Syriza-led government who are currently locked in negotiations with euro-zone partners in Brussels over a new debt agreement for the country.

Protesters packed out Syntagma Square, outside the Greek Hellenic Parliament building, chanting and carrying signs denouncing forced austerity, which many blame for worsening the economic situation in the country.

At the next Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Monday, the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is expected to present his government's demand for a temporary "bridging agreement" until a new debt structuring deal for Greece can be reached.

Solidarity rallies have also been taking place in cities throughout Europe in support for the Greek government's position in the Eurogroup negotiations.

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