Greek workers' strike aims to send message to EU summit

Flames from a molotov cocktail flare up near riot police near a protest march by Greece's Communist party in central Athens. Credit: Reuters

Greek workers walked off the job for the second time in three weeks today, aiming to show EU leaders meeting in Brussels that a new wave of wage and pension cuts will only worsen their plight after five years of recession.

Greece's Communist party march in central Anthens during a 24-hour labour strike. Credit: Reuters

More than 20,000 protesters gathered in central Athens as most business and public sector activity ground to a halt at the start of the 24-hour strike called by the country's two biggest labour unions.

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