Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Greek Nationwide Strike; Airports, Newspapers Closed

WSJ reports:
Greek police clashed with youths in central Athens Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in protest at the Socialist government's austerity measures.

The strike has affected transport and public services, with government offices, schools and universities all shut and travel around the capital, Athens, disrupted. Athens International Airport was also closed as air traffic controllers joined the action, with no flights in and out of the country's airports. Train, bus and ferry services were canceled nationwide.

Banks are also expected to be affected while state hospitals will operate on skeleton staffing. No newspapers will be published because the journalists' union is taking part too.
Oh yeah, the IMF would do real well here.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what it will be like when the US defaults?