Banner against austerity in Athens taken down


A huge banner that urged Greek voters to reject a bailout deal from the country's creditors at Sunday's referendum has been taken down from the front of the Finance Ministry.

The banner, which faced the Greek Parliament and overlooked the Greek capital's central Syntagma Square, was several meters (yards) in size.

In Greek and English, it said 'No to blackmail and austerity."
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis distanced himself from the banner. In a tweet, he claimed it was the initiative of trade unionists "who did not seek the Ministry's permission."