Greeks strike over state TV

Greek workers are staging a 24hr nationwide strike in protest against the "sudden death" of state broadcaster ERT, Reuters reports. It was suspended by the government as part of cost-cutting measures.

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Protesters show solidarity outside ERT's headquarters

Protesters sang songs and waved flags outside Greece broadcaster ERT's Athens headquarters, after it was shutdown by the country's government to save money.

Earlier, government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said ERT is a case of an exceptional lack of transparency and incredible extravagance".

Thousands of people gathered outside Greek broadcaster ERT's headquarters
Protesters wave flags outside the building Credit: APTN

Giannis Mamouzelos, a retired ERT Journalist, who worked at the station for around 36 years said: "I feel that a public service is being cut and sold out".

A Finance Ministry statement said the broadcaster has been formally disbanded, and authorities would "secure" the corporation's facilities.

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