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Demonstration Notice: Athens (Greece), Planned Demonstrations (April 10)

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U.S. Embassy Athens
Demonstration Notice 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12:00   Bond holders will demonstrate at the Ministry of Finance (Syntagma Square)

15:00   Residents of Aharnon Area will demonstrate at the Ministry of Transportation (Mesogion Ave)

18:00   Anti-fascist organizations will gather at Simirioti Square, Nea Ionia

20:00   Possible demonstration by students at Syntagma Square in support of Pensioner’s suicide (unconfirmed information)


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