Greece: 'We will fight together to rebuild a new Greece' - Tsipras tells 'no' supporters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told thousands of cheering Greeks assembled in Athens’ Syntagma Square, Friday, that the Greek people “will fight together to rebuild a new Greece, better than the one created by five years of destruction”. Tsipras was speaking at the rally which was organised to urge the Greek people to ‘no’ vote in the upcoming bailout referendum. The prime minister urged the crowd “to turn the back on those that terrorise you on a daily basis,” in Sunday’s referendum. Just a 1.2 kilometre (0.75 miles) walk away from Syntagma Square at the Panathenaic Stadium, thousands of people rallied under the slogan ‘Yes to the euro - we live in Europe’ are holding a demonstration to encourage people to vote ‘yes’. The proximity of the rival rallies has sparked fears of clashes between the two groups. The rally comes as the Greek people are set to hold a referendum on July 5 to decide whether to accept the austerity measures requested by the so-called "troika" (IMF, ECB, EC). The Greek government closed the country's banks on Monday, as well as imposing limits on cash withdrawals until July 6. A 'No' vote by the Greek people would reject new austerity measures that are demanded by Greece's creditors, while a 'Yes' would accept the institutions' conditions for a new Greek bailout package.

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