Greeks stage mock hangings in protest at austerity measures

Protest: Uniformed members of the Greek security forces staged a mock hanging outside the country's parliament in Athens

Protest: Uniformed members of the Greek security forces staged a mock hanging outside the country’s parliament in Athens

Members of the Greek security forces staged a symbolic hanging in front of the nation’s parliament in Athens in protest at austerity measures in place in the debt-stricken country.

Uniformed members of the police force, fire brigade and coast guard staged the emotive demonstration during a rally yesterday to protest against cuts to security forces’ pay and benefits.

On the same day the European Central Bank launched a bold plan to save the crumbling euro from collapse, but this led to a damaging rift with Germany.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199575/Greeks-stage-mock-hangings-protest-austerity-measures-European-Central-Bank-riles-Germans-euro-debt-plan.html#ixzz26755ZACT

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