Greece: Disabled protesters rally in Athens to demand better social protection

A large group of disabled protesters marched through Athens, Wednesday, before rallying outside parliament to demand better social protection from the government amidst the ongoing Greek debt crisis. Protesters rallied outside the parliament, giving speeches and demanding to speak with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis was present at the rally and stated that "we stand next to the disabled people's fight today, because it is a matter of life, dignity and being humane." The ongoing Greek debt crisis has led to harsh cuts in several social sectors. Social protection for disabled people has been badly affected by the crisis. Speaking in front of the Greek parliament, one protester said: "We are under the risk of being annihilated by the crisis."

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