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.
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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A rather cloudy start for most, with rain spreading eastwards, clearing to brighter skies later in the day.