Labor Day demonstrations were held in Athens, organized by the communist trade union All Greek Militant Front (PAME) and the General Confederation of Labor of Greece (GSEE), RIA Novosti informed on May 1.
Despite rainy weather, several thousand people gathered at a rally on Syntagma Square near Parliament. The rally began with a reading of a poem by Turkish poet and writer Aziz Nesin, “Be Silent, Do Not Speak.” Rally participants chanted slogans, calling for the fight for their rights and declaring the continuation of the workers’ struggle that began in Chicago in 1886.
Demetris Koutsoumbas, leader of the Communist Party of Greece (CPG), addressed the rally and called on everyone to support the CPG in the upcoming parliamentary elections to prevent anti-people measures. He also expressed dissatisfaction with government policies, which he said were leading to a worsening of working people’s living conditions.
For his part, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis noted his government’s achievements in the social protection of workers and stated that his administration would continue to work to improve the economic situation in the country.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency