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Greece: Drone footage shows thousands in anti-austerity protest on Syntagma Square01:31

Greece: Drone footage shows thousands in anti-austerity protest on Syntagma Square

Greece, Athens
June 29, 2015 at 18:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

A drone's eye captured thousands upon thousands swarming Syntagma Square in Athens, Monday, to protest against further austerity measures and to encourage people for a 'no' vote in the upcoming referendum on Sunday - which gives the Greek people the right to choose whether to accept to bailout conditions of the institutions.

The government's current bailout expires on Tuesday when the country is due to pay the IMF €1.6bn (£1.1bn). A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, the EU, the IMF and the ECB, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' course for a new Greek bailout package.

The Greek government closed the country's banks and imposed capital controls on withdrawals until July 6, the day after Greeks are due to vote in the referendum on whether to reject the bailout terms proposed.

Greece: Drone footage shows thousands in anti-austerity protest on Syntagma Square01:31
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A drone's eye captured thousands upon thousands swarming Syntagma Square in Athens, Monday, to protest against further austerity measures and to encourage people for a 'no' vote in the upcoming referendum on Sunday - which gives the Greek people the right to choose whether to accept to bailout conditions of the institutions.

The government's current bailout expires on Tuesday when the country is due to pay the IMF €1.6bn (£1.1bn). A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, the EU, the IMF and the ECB, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' course for a new Greek bailout package.

The Greek government closed the country's banks and imposed capital controls on withdrawals until July 6, the day after Greeks are due to vote in the referendum on whether to reject the bailout terms proposed.

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