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Greece anti austerity strike media blackout november 5 2012

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Anti-austerity strikes in Greece are expected to escalate as the government contemplates another austerity package.
Greece's three-party coalition government narrowly passed an austerity package of spending cuts and tax hikes in a late-night vote.
The Greek parliament approved the 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts even as 10,000 protesters rallied outside parliament.
Greece anti austerity strike media blackout november 5 2012

Journalists march during a demonstration as part of a 24-hour media blackout of print, broadcast and electronic media on November 5, 2012 in Athens, as a banner calling for a 48-hour general strike on November 6 and 7, 2012 is seen at left. Public transport and media workers opened a week of strikes in Greece on November 5, contesting fresh austerity measures needed for a lifeline from creditors which are due to be presented by the government to parliament.

LOUISA GOULIAMAKI