The Communist Party of Greece (KKE)-affiliated trade union faction PAME on Saturday organised protest marches and rallies against the new round of austerity measures announced by the government in the centre of Athens and other Greek cities, chief among them the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.
"It is not enough to condemn New Democracy and PASOK. In this struggle we must include the capitalist owners of the country's wealth, which is produced by workers," stressed KKE General Secretary Aleka Papariga while addressing the PAME rally in Athens' Omonia Square.

"We are starting from the economic field and we must complete the struggle by overturning the power of the monopolies," she stressed. The rally ended with a march to Parliament.