Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thousands protest 'extreme sacrifices' in Greece

(CNN) -- Thousands of Greeks took to the streets Wednesday to protest new austerity measures that critics described as draconian.

The protests -- the first general strike since Greece's new coalition government was formed in June -- come amid the nation's struggling economy and soaring debt.

Greece has agreed to a harsh austerity program and labor market reforms, which have led to violent street demonstrations and crippling unemployment in the past. Read More