Athens journalists call three-hour work stoppage to protest ERT raid

The Athens journalists union (ESIEA) called a 3-hour work stoppage from 3 p.m. on Thursday in protest at the police raid at the headquarters of the now defunct state broadcaster ERT earlier in the day.

A rally will be held outside the premises at Aghia Paraskevi, north of Athens, at 4 p.m.

Riot police stormed the building shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday and evicted dozens of fired journalists, ending a five-month sit-in against the broadcaster’s closure.