General strike shuts down services across Greece

Unionists block the entrance of a docked ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Thursday Nov. 27 2014. A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, shutting down schools and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff. Greece has been dependent on billions of euros from international bailouts from the eurozone and International Monetary Fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.

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