Greece hit by new 24-hour general strike

Proposed austerity cuts have resulted in a 24-hour general strike that has crippled trains and shut down schools and courthouses. Hospitals have been placed on emergency staffing. Museums and archaeological sites were also to remain closed.

While the demonstrations have remained essentially peaceful, travellers should exercise caution and avoid demonstrations that might turn violent.Travellers should be aware that airports and other transportation modes may shut down.

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