Catering workers clash with police during rally

Catering workers clash with police during rally

Workers in the catering and tourism industry clashed briefly with riot police in central Athens on Thursday during a demonstration to protest the effects of the pandemic on their jobs and the sectors.

The rally was called by the Communist Party-affiliated PAME union.

When protesters reached the Labor Ministry, they demanded to see Minister Yainnis Vroutsis to discuss their problems, but the entrance was closed.

Shortly after noon, a group of people started kicking the rolling shutters and officers responded with tear gas.

Eventually, a delegation from the unions met with the ministry’s Secretary General, Anna Stratinaki.

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