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Greeks hold demonstration on Labor Day amid energy crisis, high inflation

Europe Materials 2 May 2022 01:57 (UTC +04:00)
Greeks hold demonstration on Labor Day amid energy crisis, high inflation

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets in central Athens and other big cities across the country on Sunday to mark the traditional Labor Day, asking for more relief measures amid the current energy crisis and high inflation due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

"Democracy, justice, peace and equality," demonstrators chanted marching in front of the Greek parliament in the capital city while raising banners with similar slogans.

In a press release, ADEDY, the umbrella labor union of civil servants, said that workers protested against the wave of increases in energy, fuel, bread and food that has hit the country. "We demand increases in the salaries to live with dignity," they stated.

"Unemployment rates are high, the salary is not enough even for half month," Christos Katsikas, a demonstrator and also a professor in Athens, told Xinhua.

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