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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-06-05

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] 'Indignados' protest largest yet
  • [02] 'Healthy living' message

  • [01] 'Indignados' protest largest yet

    -P/The largest "Indignados"-style gathering -- named after the initiatives that first sprung up in Spain's main plazas -- took place in Athens' central Syntagma Square on a balmy Sunday afternoon and evening.

    The social media-fuelled sit-down protest covered most of the square by late afternoon in front of Greece's Parliament, while a handful of other main plazas across cities in Greece hosted the same type of protests. ana-mpa

    The mobilisations in Greece coincided with similar rallies across European cities.

    As of 10 p.m. local time (20.00 GMT), the sit-down protest continued in an entirely peaceful manner, mostly with chants against political parties and politicians. Streets adjacent to Syntagma Square were blocked off.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form

    [02] 'Healthy living' message

    Hundreds of bicyclists conducted as seven-hour bike ride around central Athens on Sunday, reaching coastal southern Athens.

    The event, co-sponsored by the transport and environment ministries and with the participation of Greece's national cycling team, aimed to send an environmentally friendly and "healthy living" message on the occasion of World Environment Day.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


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