Athens, Greece Shuts Down as Massive Strikes and Protests Sweep City

Posted on October 5, 2011

Athens, Greece is prety much shut down today due to massive protests over austerity measures put into effect as a condition for an IMF bailout of the the country, which has major economic woes. The bailout is supposed to keep Greece from defaulting on its massive debt. The austerity measures are not likely to be rolled back: the government is out of money, and the EU and the IMF want spending reduced. Civil workers are on strike, which has caused a major shutdown. Take a look: