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Jan 19, 2013

Anti-racism protesters rally in Athens after stabbing

ATHENS (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday paraded the coffin in central Athens of a Pakistani immigrant who was stabbed to death earlier this week, praying and opening the casket to show his face in protest at racist attacks in the country.

About 5,000 immigrants and human rights activists later gathered in the city’s central Omonia square, police said, to demonstrate against racism, holding banners reading “Neo-Nazis out” and “Punishment for the fascist murderers of Shehzad Luqman”.

Jan 19, 2013

Anti-racism protesters rally in Athens after Pakistani stabbed

ATHENS (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday paraded the coffin in central Athens of a Pakistani immigrant who was stabbed to death earlier this week, praying and opening the casket to show his face in protest at racist attacks in the country.

About 3,000 immigrants and human rights activists later gathered in the city’s central Omonia square to demonstrate against racism, holding banners reading “Neo-Nazis out” and “Punishment for the fascist murderers of Shehzad Luqman”.

Jun 7, 2012

Greek tourism battered by political crisis, fear

KILLINI, Greece (Reuters) – When he took a job as the manager of one of Greece’s biggest resorts overlooking a sandy beach near Ancient Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games, Michalis Minadakis thought he had the goose that laid the golden egg.

But seven years later, his dream of a bonanza with sun-seeking tourists is in ruins as the country’s debt crisis has deepened, sparking talk of a Greek exit from the euro and social unrest that has begun to scare off visitors.

May 6, 2012

Greek far-right leader savors electoral success

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s extreme-right Golden Dawn party savored unprecedented success in Sunday’s general election by promising to rid Greece of illegal immigrants, branding journalists “liars” and warning all “traitors” to run scared.

Little more than an obscure fringe group barely a year ago, the party is set to blow past estimates and enter parliament for the first time with as much as 8 percent of the vote.

Feb 13, 2012

Greek lawmakers pass austerity bill as Athens burns

ATHENS, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Greece’s parliament
approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill on Monday to secure a
second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as
buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread
around the country.

Cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in central
Athens and black-masked protesters fought riot police outside
parliament before lawmakers voted on the package that demands
deep pay, pension and job cuts — the price of a 130 billion
euro ($172 billion) bailout needed to keep the country afloat.

Feb 13, 2012

Greek lawmakers approve austerity bill as Athens burns

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill Monday to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.

Cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in central Athens and black-masked protesters fought riot police outside parliament before lawmakers voted on the package that demands deep pay, pension and job cuts – the price of a 130 billion euro bailout needed to keep the country afloat.

Feb 12, 2012

Greeks hurl petrol bombs as lawmakers weigh austerity

ATHENS (Reuters) – Historic cinemas, cafes and shops went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity deal.

As parliament prepared to vote on a new 130 billion euro bailout to save Greece from a messy bankruptcy, a Reuters photographer saw the buildings engulfed in flames and huge plumes of smoke rose in the night sky.

Feb 12, 2012

Athens buildings burn as lawmakers weigh austerity

ATHENS, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Historic cinemas, cafes and
shops went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as
black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament,
while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by
endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity deal.

As parliament prepared to vote on a new 130 billion euro
bailout to save Greece from a messy bankruptcy, a Reuters
photographer saw the buildings engulfed in flames and huge
plumes of smoke rose in the night sky.

Dec 26, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
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      "I have been a photojournalist with Reuters for the last 20 years during which I have covered conflicts around the globe, major sporting events and a lot more besides. I am currently Chief Photographer in Greece. Follow me on twitter @yannisBehrakis"
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