October 5 – Unions of the public and private sector in Greece staged a 24-hour nationwide strike

Yannis Behrakis—Reuters (left); Simela Pantzatzi—EPA (right)

Yannis Behrakis—Reuters (left); Simela Pantzatzi—EPA (right)

October 5, 2011. Riot police officers try to avoid a molotov cocktail bomb hurled by protestors during a demonstration in central Athens, Greece. Civil Servants’ Supreme Administrative Council (ADEDY) and General Confederation of Workers of Greece (GSEE), Greece’s two largest umbrella federations representing the public and private sector staged a 24-hour nationwide strike protesting against the ongoing austerity measures taken by the Greek government.

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