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Greece: Thousands of 'no' protesters swarm Athens00:53

Greece: Thousands of 'no' protesters swarm Athens

Greece, Athens
June 29, 2015 at 06:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands rallied in Athens' Syntagma Square, Monday evening 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 the bailout conditions of the country's creditors.

Protesters chanted anti-austerity slogans and held placards with messages such as "Unf*ck Greece" and "We didn't join EU for this."

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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Thousands rallied in Athens' Syntagma Square, Monday evening 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 the bailout conditions of the country's creditors.

Protesters chanted anti-austerity slogans and held placards with messages such as "Unf*ck Greece" and "We didn't join EU for this."

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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