Greek Communist Party organizes rallies

The Communist Party (KKE) is organizing a series of demonstrations across the country on Thursday in protest at the new austerity measures being negotiated between government and troika officials.

In Athens, the main rally is to start outside the entrance to Athens University at 6.30 p.m.

Two rallies are being organized in central Thessaloniki at 7 p.m. Marches will also be staged in other cities.