Municipal workers storm finance ministry during rally


Members of the POE-OTA municipal workers union barged into the finance ministry on Thursday, during a protest rally in central Athens.

Protesters reached the fourth floor and requested a meeting with a ministry official.

The union is holding a 24-hour strike to oppose government plans to slash a benefit paid to those working in hazardous jobs.

Protesters had earlier asked police forces guarding the entrance of the building to leave – a request that was denied.