Downtown Monastiraki metro station to close at 5.30 p.m.

TAGS: Transport, Protest

Police will be shutting down the central Athens metro station of Monastiraki at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday for security reasons.

The station will be closed for the duration of a protest rally at Monastiraki Square and will not reopen until police give the green light.

The rally is reportedly being organized by an anti-establishment group that has taken issue with the introduction of electronic ticket barriers in the metro system.