PEARSE DOHERTY TD HEADING TO GREECE FOR ANTI-AUSTERITY RALLY

first_imgSINN Féin TD Pearse Doherty will travel to Athens today, Saturday, July 5, to stand in solidarity with the Greek people in their battle against austerity. The party’s finance spokesman will be joined by colleague and MEP Martina Anderson for the tripThe country will hold a referendum on Sunday, July 5 on EU bail out plans. Polls already suggest that the country is split between the Yes and the No camps.Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund said Greece needed another €50 billion over the next three years just to keep it afloat.Greek nationals have been restricted to withdrawing just €60 a day to prevent the banks from running dry of Euros.Before flying out this morning, Martina Anderson said: “As a proud Irish republican and dedicated internationalist, I will be in Athens on Sunday with my party colleague Pearse Doherty to stand in solidarity with the people of Greece. “The Greek people have an opportunity to send a clear message to the right wing elites of Europe that austerity is wrong and will not be tolerated.“This referendum is democracy in action and stands in contrast to the anti-democratic actions of the ECB, IMF, and the European Commission in attempting to force further austerity on Greece.“I wish the Greek people well in the referendum and encourage them to stand firm in the face of the relentless austerity regime imposed on them.“Sinn Féin will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Syriza and the people of Greece in opposing austerity.”PEARSE DOHERTY TD HEADING TO GREECE FOR ANTI-AUSTERITY RALLY was last modified: July 4th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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