Demonstrators, mainly teachers and students, marched through Athens, Greece on Saturday to protest against government mandated educational reform and austerity measures imposed by international creditors. (March 2)
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Athens, Greece - March 2, 2013
1. Wide of protesters, with a large banner reading "No pasaran", a famous phrase often used in wartime when defending a position, meaning "they shall not pass."
2. Close of the banner
3. Various of protesters marching, chanting
4. Various of protest
5. Protesters pass in front of homeless person begging
6. Wide of protesters with banner passing over the camera
7. Close up of banner reading 'No'
8. Protesters pass in front of the parliament
Demonstrators, mainly teachers and students, marched through the Greek capital, Athens, on Saturday to protest against government mandated educational reform and austerity measures imposed by international creditors.
The march followed the accidental deaths of two students from carbon monoxide poisoning this week in the central city of Larissa.
Many protesters blamed the fatalities on the austerity measures. According to police information, the youths had used a makeshift heating stove to warm up their home in the city centre on Thursday. With all the windows closed, they gradually fell unconscious within hours in the enclosed space.
Critics say the skyrocketing price of heating has pushed the population to use unsafe alternative methods.
Protesters said educational reform was viewed as the first step to the abolition of free education for all.