In recent years, extremist Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank have often assaulted Palestinians and vandalized their property under the so-called “price tag” policy. However, the Tel Aviv regime rarely detains the assailants.
The extremists say the “price tag” attacks are carried out against any Israeli policy ‘to reduce the presence of settlers and settlements on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East al-Quds.’
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Police, firemen, and coast guards have also protested in the country's second largest city of Thessaloniki.
More protests are expected throughout the day.
Protesters say that the government’s reform plan targets ordinary people, leaving the rich unaffected.
The government in Athens has announced plans to cut the pension of those earning more than 1,000 euros a month by 10 percent. This is while pensions have already been cut by 25 percent over the past two years.
On Tuesday, hundreds of pensioners staging a demonstration near the health ministry stormed the building in Athens in protest against cuts to the country’s healthcare system.