Riots in Athens leave three deadMay 6th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Athens, May 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The protests in Athens over EU’s bailout package turned deadly on Wednesday, as three people died and numerous people were hurt as well. Three deaths of the protestors are a first for Greece in almost 2 decades, because generally the protests are peaceful and no causalities are reported. The protestors in Athens were protesting the EU’s bailout plan for Greece. They sincerely believe that the package is not in favor of their country.
Greece has up to the 19th of May, to pay-off its debt that analysts believe they cannot do, without the help of the EU package that has being recently announced by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. It ought to be mentioned that Greece owes about 300 billion euro ($387.72) and many Greek citizens think that some cutbacks are necessary to pull the country out of bankruptcy.
The recent protests are a result of the pain of the austerity measures attached to the EU and IMF bailout. Greece is not new to demonstrations and protests, but the recent fatalities and the number of the injured people have shocked the world, and experts believe that it would certainly affect the way future demonstrations are held.
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