Women’s Day marked with demo, work stoppage


International Women’s Day was marked in central Athens on Friday with a rally at Klafthmonos Square.

The demo was joined by anti-racists, feminists, trade unions and women’s groups who called for workers in the private and public sectors to stop work, not go shopping and abstain from family obligations for the whole day.

A work stoppage called by Greece’s civil servants’ union (ADEDY) took place from 1 p.m. until the end of the shift. Demonstrators said they were protesting against the oppression and exploitation of women.