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Greek anti-austerity rally goes on despite gov’t restrictions on protests

ATHENS, June 7 (Xinhua) — Greek public health sector employees staged a fresh 24-hour strike and rally in Athens on Friday in protest of austerity, as the government pushes restrictions on small-scale demonstrations which have paralyzed the city centre on a daily basis in recent years.

Doctors and nurses at public hospitals gathered outside the Health ministry, chanting slogans against the new wave of spending cuts imposed to the healthcare budget as part of efforts to address the Greek debt crisis.

“Our health is not for sale,” read banners raised outside the ministry building, as hospitals across Greece run on skeleton staff.

Protesters in Athens argued that the cuts lead to the “collapse of public health services at the expense of Greek citizens and personnel.”

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