Suit up: Lawyers rally against pension reform


Several thousand lawyers, many wearing ties or high heels, marched to Parliament on Thursday to protest a planned overhaul of the pension system by the country's leftwing government. Chanting “No retreat till were vindicated,” the lawyers came from associations around Greece that are calling on the government to scrap key provisions outlined in government proposals this month. The pension reforms have drawn broad opposition from various professional groups, with farmers planning protests next week and the country's largest labor union calling an emergency meeting Friday to consider strikes. [AP] [Photo: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA]