- Title: Greek citizens' movement "Resign Now" protests against the government
- Date: 20th June 2017
- Summary: YOUNG GIRLS WEARING HANDMADE SIGNS SIGN READING: (Greek) "GIVE MY CHILDREN BACK THEIR FUTURE" PROTESTERS STANDING IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS / SIGN READING "GET OUT, YOU'RE USELESS"
- Embargoed: 4th July 2017 20:19
- Keywords: Greece protest eurozone bailout Tsipras
- Location: ATHENS, GREECE
- City: ATHENS, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Topics: Budget/Taxation/Revenue,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0026M33VBB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Angry Greeks demonstrated in central Athens on Tuesday (June 20) calling on the government to quit over its economic reforms.
About 2000 citizens responded to a Facebook posting by a group called "Resign Now," and blocked the streets around parliament chanting "frauds" and "resign" outside the building.
Eurozone governments threw indebted Greece another credit lifeline worth 8.5 billion euros last week and offered further clarity on a roadmap to possible debt relief, but the protesters were not impressed.
One protester said she felt that the country had no government and was 'rudderless' since the leftist-led coalition took office in January of 2015, while another said he felt so furious he wanted to storm parliament and throw its lawmakers out.
Greece has had three bailouts since 2010 and came close in 2015 to crashing out of the eurozone. Its unemployment rate - pumped up by years of austerity demanded by the lenders - is still running above 23 percent.
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