Greek PM to meet coalition partners as protests continue

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has attempted to defuse a growing political crisis by inviting coalition partners for talks over the government's decision to to close the state broadcaster ERT.

Greek workers are staging a 24 hour nationwide strike in protest against the government's abrupt decision to suspend the state broadcaster ERT in order to cut costs.

The two left-wing coalition partners who were invited to the meeting welcomed the opportunity to liaise with the Prime Minister, but insisted the ERT should remain open.

Greek leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras takes part in a rally outside the Greek State broadcaster ERT headquarters
Greek leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras takes part in a rally outside the Greek State broadcaster ERT headquarters Credit: REUTERS/Costas Baltas
Protesters hold a rally outside the Greek State broadcaster ERT headquarters
Protesters hold a rally outside the Greek State broadcaster ERT headquarters Credit: REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis
Greek workers are staging a 24 hour nationwide strike in protest against the government's decision
Greek workers are staging a 24 hour nationwide strike in protest against the government's decision Credit: REUTERS/Costas Baltas

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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.