Workers at public hospitals protest outside Health Ministry in Athens


A cleaner reacts after she was allegedly kicked by a policeman, when workers at public hospitals attempted to raid the Health Ministry during a protest in Athens, Thursday. Cleaners, security and catering staff, who work on contracts for public hospitals, staged a rally outside the Health Ministry in Athens, demanding to stop the lay-offs of the personnel and the signing of permanent contracts. [Simela Pantzartzi/EPA]