Disabled protesters rally against cutbacks in Athens

Disabled protesters rally against cutbacks in Athens

Dozens of disabled protesters gathered in downtown Athens on Friday to protest cutbacks in healthcare provisions, benefits and pensions.

The rally was organized ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday and is expected to head to Parliament.

“We declare our determination to keep fighting to reverse the adverse conditions under which we are living because of the painful and tough measures of persistent austerity that have resulted in our pauperization,” the association representing Greece’s disabled people said. "We are fighting for our right to life and dignity."

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