This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Greece: 'We will fight together to rebuild a new Greece' - Tsipras tells 'no' supporters01:41

Greece: 'We will fight together to rebuild a new Greece' - Tsipras tells 'no' supporters

Greece, Athens
July 3, 2015 at 23:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told thousands of cheering Greeks assembled in Athens’ Syntagma Square, Friday, that the Greek people “will fight together to rebuild a new Greece, better than the one created by five years of destruction”. Tsipras was speaking at the rally which was organised to urge the Greek people to ‘no’ vote in the upcoming bailout referendum. The prime minister urged the crowd “to turn the back on those that terrorise you on a daily basis,” in Sunday’s referendum.

Just a 1.2 kilometre (0.75 miles) walk away from Syntagma Square at the Panathenaic Stadium, thousands of people rallied under the slogan ‘Yes to the euro - we live in Europe’ are holding a demonstration to encourage people to vote ‘yes’. The proximity of the rival rallies has sparked fears of clashes between the two groups.

The rally comes as the Greek people are set to hold a referendum on July 5 to decide whether to accept the austerity measures requested by the so-called "troika" (IMF, ECB, EC). The Greek government closed the country's banks on Monday, as well as imposing limits on cash withdrawals until July 6. A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' conditions for a new Greek bailout package.

Greece: 'We will fight together to rebuild a new Greece' - Tsipras tells 'no' supporters01:41
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told thousands of cheering Greeks assembled in Athens’ Syntagma Square, Friday, that the Greek people “will fight together to rebuild a new Greece, better than the one created by five years of destruction”. Tsipras was speaking at the rally which was organised to urge the Greek people to ‘no’ vote in the upcoming bailout referendum. The prime minister urged the crowd “to turn the back on those that terrorise you on a daily basis,” in Sunday’s referendum.

Just a 1.2 kilometre (0.75 miles) walk away from Syntagma Square at the Panathenaic Stadium, thousands of people rallied under the slogan ‘Yes to the euro - we live in Europe’ are holding a demonstration to encourage people to vote ‘yes’. The proximity of the rival rallies has sparked fears of clashes between the two groups.

The rally comes as the Greek people are set to hold a referendum on July 5 to decide whether to accept the austerity measures requested by the so-called "troika" (IMF, ECB, EC). The Greek government closed the country's banks on Monday, as well as imposing limits on cash withdrawals until July 6. A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' conditions for a new Greek bailout package.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:32
'My Pet Alpaca' brings fluffy friends to your door to fight the pandemic blues'My Pet Alpaca' brings fluffy friends to your door to fight the pandemic blues
February 25, 2021 at 19:40 GMT +00:00
01:51
Armenia: Pashinyan holds rally with supporters after army demands his resignationArmenia: Pashinyan holds rally with supporters after army demands his resignation
February 25, 2021 at 11:15 GMT +00:00
03:03
Armenia: Protesters honk car horns, block traffic in Yerevan rally against PM Pashinyan Armenia: Protesters honk car horns, block traffic in Yerevan rally against PM Pashinyan
February 25, 2021 at 11:01 GMT +00:00
01:59
Japan: Dozens of households told to leave as wildfire spreads through Mount RyogaiJapan: Dozens of households told to leave as wildfire spreads through Mount Ryogai
February 24, 2021 at 16:23 GMT +00:00
02:35
Lebanon: Fiery rallies in Beirut after terrorism charges brought against Tripoli protestersLebanon: Fiery rallies in Beirut after terrorism charges brought against Tripoli protesters
February 24, 2021 at 19:26 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:39
Armenia: Pashinyan calls army’s demand for resignation ‘attempted coup’Armenia: Pashinyan calls army’s demand for resignation ‘attempted coup’
February 25, 2021 at 10:58 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:45
Germany: Syrian man convicted of crimes against humanity in landmark German trialGermany: Syrian man convicted of crimes against humanity in landmark German trial
February 24, 2021 at 10:18 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:35
Ghana: Country becomes first to receive COVAX coronavirus vaccinesGhana: Country becomes first to receive COVAX coronavirus vaccines
February 24, 2021 at 20:04 GMT +00:00
02:56
Iraq: Police clash with protesters demanding resignation of governor in NasiyirahIraq: Police clash with protesters demanding resignation of governor in Nasiyirah
February 25, 2021 at 00:04 GMT +00:00
03:32
Spain: Elderly people vaccinated against COVID-19 attend theatre show in MadridSpain: Elderly people vaccinated against COVID-19 attend theatre show in Madrid
February 24, 2021 at 17:35 GMT +00:00
03:25
UAE: French producer Arquus unveils hybrid electric 'Scarabee' vehicle at Abu Dhabi expoUAE: French producer Arquus unveils hybrid electric 'Scarabee' vehicle at Abu Dhabi expo
February 24, 2021 at 19:19 GMT +00:00
02:47
Armenia: Protesters block traffic in Yerevan street at rally against PM PashinyanArmenia: Protesters block traffic in Yerevan street at rally against PM Pashinyan
February 23, 2021 at 23:13 GMT +00:00
02:29
Sea of cranes - birds gather at Israeli nature reserve on their way to EuropeSea of cranes - birds gather at Israeli nature reserve on their way to Europe
February 24, 2021 at 21:14 GMT +00:00
02:14
Not all heroes wear capes! Bus driver talks about saving visitors stuck in burning mallNot all heroes wear capes! Bus driver talks about saving visitors stuck in burning mall
February 24, 2021 at 21:58 GMT +00:00
01:52
Japan: Wildfires scorch 765,000 sq m as efforts to contain flames continue near AshikagaJapan: Wildfires scorch 765,000 sq m as efforts to contain flames continue near Ashikaga
February 25, 2021 at 02:18 GMT +00:00
02:20
Greece: Police disperse Athens demo in support of convict Dimitris Koufontinas' hunger strikeGreece: Police disperse Athens demo in support of convict Dimitris Koufontinas' hunger strike
February 24, 2021 at 23:29 GMT +00:00
05:01
Iraq: UNESCO-supervised restoration works continue in Mosul as Iraqis prepare for Pope Francis' visitIraq: UNESCO-supervised restoration works continue in Mosul as Iraqis prepare for Pope Francis' visit
February 24, 2021 at 22:32 GMT +00:00
01:42
Canada: Niagara Falls partially freezes as winter storm brings bitter coldCanada: Niagara Falls partially freezes as winter storm brings bitter cold
February 23, 2021 at 23:47 GMT +00:00
02:59
Germany: Hamburg customs police seize 16 tons of cocaine in Europe's biggest haulGermany: Hamburg customs police seize 16 tons of cocaine in Europe's biggest haul
February 24, 2021 at 16:42 GMT +00:00
02:29
Germany: 9 arrested for storming Greek consulate in solidarity with hunger striker Dimitris KoufontinasGermany: 9 arrested for storming Greek consulate in solidarity with hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas
February 24, 2021 at 19:45 GMT +00:00
00:14
Canada: Home CCTV camera captures meteor as it shoots through night skyCanada: Home CCTV camera captures meteor as it shoots through night sky
February 24, 2021 at 18:18 GMT +00:00
03:11
France: Start-up launches face mask able to 'deactivates' virusFrance: Start-up launches face mask able to 'deactivates' virus
February 25, 2021 at 10:45 GMT +00:00
View all videos