TAGS: Protest

More than 1,000 firefighters marched on Parliament on Wednesday and smashed their way into the Ministry of Administrative Reform to protest Friday's expiration of 4,000 five-year contracts. The protesters scuffled briefly with police as they broke a glass door at the building’s entrance and set up camp in the foyer, demanding a meeting with Minister Olga Gerovasili and assurances that the 4,000 fixed-term contracts would be revised to permanent positions. After meeting with representatives, Gerovasili assured the firefighters that they would keep their jobs. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters