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Communists have occupied the Ministry of Employment

30 January 2013 / 14:01:34  GRReporter
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About 40 members of the trade union of the Communist Party of Greece, PAME, have occupied the 8th floor of the Ministry of Employment, where the office of Minister Yiannis Vroutsis is located.

The union president George Perros is at the head of the group. Communist union members are scattered in the hallways where they are shouting slogans and demanding to meet with the Minister. So far, it is unclear whether he is in his office.

According to sources, the "occupiers" had suddenly broken into the building. They came in through the entrance in groups without warning or a procession. Currently, there are two detachments of riot police forces on the 8th floor whose members are gradually repelling the members of PAME in order to drive them out of the building.

Another detachment used tear gas to disperse their comrades, who had gathered in front of the Ministry’s entrance. The police intervention enraged the members of the Communist trade union. Then, clashes followed, during which two people were injured as stated by trade unionists.
 
The police were able to bring the thirty-six occupants out of the Minister's office. The police bus that transported them to the police headquarters of Attica set off late, because at each of its attempts, members of the trade union stood before it to prevent it from leaving.

Tags: SocietyPAMECommunist trade unionOccupationMinistry of EmploymentPolice
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