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10 Jan, 2018 11:32

Greek anti-austerity protesters reach PM residence

Anti-austerity protesters in Greece reached the entrance of the prime minister’s official residence on Wednesday, AP reported. Demonstrations are intensifying against a new austerity bill due to be voted on in parliament next Monday. One police officer was reportedly lightly injured while trying to stop the protesters getting off a bus that drove up to the heavily-guarded site. The protesters eventually left peacefully and no arrests were made. Lawmakers on Wednesday began debating the 1,326-page bill that includes further benefit cuts, stricter rules on strikes, and plans to start online auctions of properties in mortgage default.