Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Athens, Greece - A group of anarchists set fire to the offices of Interamerican insurance company, and those belonging to the temporary worker organization Manpower (OAED) in separate instances. The attacks took place on the eve of a 24-hour general strike called by the country's largest labor unions. The strike crippled all transportation, including the grounding of all airplanes, and shut down public services. The workers intend to force the government to reconsider plans to cut back the national pension system.