All posts tagged "protests"
Farmers Clash with Riot Police, Drive Tractors through Athens in Pensions Protest
ATHENS, Greece – More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital’s main Syntagma Square to protest tax hikes and pension...
- Posted February 12, 2016
Greek Farmers Block Country’s Main Highway in Protest Against Reform
THESSALONIKI, Greece – Farmers in northern Greece blocked traffic on the country’s main highway Tuesday, intensifying nationwide protests against austerity measures demanded by bailout lenders. Protest organizers said a tractor blockade on the highway linking Athens to...
- Posted February 9, 2016
Thousands take part in Anti-Islam Protests Across Europe
DRESDEN, Germany – Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans...
- Posted February 6, 2016
Large Protest Against Greek Pension Reform Ends in Violence
ATHENS, Greece – Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests in Athens on Thursday as Greece was crippled by a general strike against a bailout-related overhaul of the country’s ailing pension system. Police said some 40,000 people joined...
- Posted February 4, 2016
Greek Journalists Strike as Part of anti-Bailout Action
ATHENS, Greece – Greek journalists walked off the job Wednesday ahead of a general strike set to disrupt services across the country to protest pension reforms that are part of the country’s third international bailout. The media...
- Posted February 3, 2016
Uber Drivers in NYC Protest Company’s Fare Cut
NEW YORK – Uber drivers in New York City called Monday for a strike to protest the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent, as drivers rallied at the ride-sharing app’s New York headquarters. Several hundred...
- Posted February 1, 2016
Thousands March in Paris Rain to Protest State of Emergency
PARIS – Thousands of people marched in the Paris rain on Saturday to denounce plans to renew France’s state of emergency and revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism. Human rights groups, politicians and...
- Posted January 30, 2016
Longshoremen Back at Ports in NY, NJ after Surprise Walkout
NEW YORK – Longshoremen are back at work in New York and New Jersey after a walkout that temporarily halted work at the busiest port on the East Coast. The International Longshoremen’s Association told members to start...
- Posted January 30, 2016
Greek Ferries Tied Up for 3rd Day over Pension Reform
ATHENS, Greece – Greek ferries were tied up in port for a third day Fridayafter seamen extended a two-day strike for a further 48 hours, while farmers continued temporary highway blockages to protest the left-led government’s planned...
- Posted January 29, 2016
Portugal Workers Stage Strike for Quicker end to Austerity
LISBON, Portugal – Portugal’s new Socialist government is facing its first strike, with one of the biggest public sector trade unions saying its members will walk off the job to force a quicker rollback of austerity measures....
- Posted January 27, 2016