Thousands of Greek citizens have held protest rallies merely ahead of the parliament’s vote on a questionable tax and pension overhaul bill.
Approximately 15,000 men and women came out to march in Athens, and city of Thessaloniki on Sunday,5/01/16.
To protest the Greece Government’s impending adoption of procedures required by the
European Union and the IMF, International Monetary Fund.
The demonstrators stated their opposition to the “painful measures.”
In which the government said they could possibly lead to the corruption of Social Security System in Greece.
“People are tired and disappointed by the leftist government in power,” said a Eurozone creditors in Brussels in reference to the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Prime Minister Tsipras to power in early 2015 on claims of separating Greece from the Europian Union’s Economic Policy.
Several lamented the fairly low turnout as the move was meant to impact an upcoming meeting of Eurozone creditors in Brussels on 5/02/16.
A number of demonstrators credited the lowered numbers to Orthodox Easter holidays.
The riot police forces, implemented to include the protests, fired tear gas to distribute the demonstrators in Athens.
The march was structured by a union associated with the Greek Communist Party, known as PAME, along with police reports indicating a total of eleven thousand followers of the party demonstrated in Athens and Thessaloniki for the rally.
The protest emerged hours prior to the Parliament was to vote on the Reforms Bill.
Prime Minister Tsipras seems to have pushed forward the vote.
In the wish that international lenders would likely offer with Greece debt reduction.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said early in the day, that Greece has “basically achieved” the objectives of reforms expected by the creditors.
“We are now at the time of the first review of the program (to aid Greece) and the objectives have been basically achieved,” Juncker said.
The austerity procedures are components of a package required by the EU and IMF.
In exchange for a significant 86-billion euro bailout for Greece agreed in last July.
The debt-crippled country continues to be in a state of economic crisis since 2009.