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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-09-21
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Truckers: Demonstration outside the ParliamentTuesday, 21 September 2010 14:59
Truck and tanker truck owners staged a demonstration in the Athens center starting from Omonoia and marching to the Parliament.
Trucks remained on the sites of blocks while 4 prosecutors observed today's mobilization in order to issue first instance procedures in the event of law violation. There was also strong police presence.
Demonstrators shouted slogans against the government and waved Greek flags. Earlier in his speech , the president of the Truck Owners Federation George Tzotzatos said the government proceeded to reforms in the truck transport sector without taking into consideration young truckers and ones near retirement and sells transport to foreign companies.
Mr. Tzortzatos called his colleagues not to become employees of multi national companies.
Demonstrators aim is to hand a resolution to competent minister requesting withdrawal of draft-bill providing for opening of their profession.
Sources: ÍÅÔ, ÍÅÔ 105.8, ÁNA
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