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Greek workers begin second 24-hour strike this year over cost of living

Brief clashes with police as thousands march in Athens in latest labour action in Europe

A general strike has brought Greece to a standstill, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to demand higher wages in the face of surging inflation.

In the second 24-hour strike this year, protesters marched on the Athens parliament, where there were brief clashes, as they called for an end to layoffs and pay cuts in a nation still recovering from a near decade-long debt crisis.

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