TAGS: Rally, Protest

Unions in Greece gathered up for their annual Labor Day rallies in central Athens though events were scaled back due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Ahead of the rallies, organisers wearing red scarves placed road markings pointing to the correct distances that protesters should keep.

Greece’s biggest private-sector union GSEE called on its member organizations to hold commemorative events while adhering to safety rules.

The same message was echoed by the Communist Party of Greece and its affiliated union PAME.

Police officers will be deployed in central Athens to make recommendations if safety distances are not maintained.

The government had urged unions to delay public rallies by more than a week, citing the risk of infection.