2,500 policemen and firemen rallied against the social security bill

2,500 policemen and firemen rallied against the social security bill

Athens, February 5, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Policemen and firemen were on strike today against the social security bill  and gathered at Kolokotroni Square, downtown Athens. Then they marched to the Parliament, crying “we protect the citizens, we are betrayed by the state”.

Earlier, at noon, a small group of policemen hid under their uniform banners and when they approached the prime ministers residence enough, then they suddenly  opened their banners taking everyone by surprise. Sometime later they were (gently) pushed back by their (not on strike) colleagues.