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Greek civil servants stage strike over austerity plan

Greek public sector workers, who are bearing the brunt of wage and pension cuts as part of Greece's austerity programme, have begun a 48-hour strike.

Their action comes ahead of a nationwide general strike on Wednesday.

The programme has been introduced in return for a 110bn euro (£95bn) world rescue package agreed for the country.

Some protesters breached security at Greek landmark the Acropolis, and unfurled banners.

Sally Eden reports.


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