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Greek riot police put end to Metro workers sit-in (PHOTOS)

• Russia Today
Police stormed a Metro depot in Athens occupied by subway workers who refused to go to work for nine consecutive days. On Friday all public transport workers in the Greek capital joined the strike, putting the city on the verge of transport collapse. Police officers raided a subway train depot in western Athens where some 90 workers barricaded themselves on Thursday. The operation started before dawn, right after 4am, when a crew of around 100 officers stormed the barricaded gates while riot police blocked off the facility to prevent other workers that started gathering near the depot from getting in. The protesters were dispersed, with no fewer than 10 of them were detained for resisting in force. One woman has been hospitalized with slight injuries. For nine days Metro workers have been protesting against austerity measures taken by the conservative-led Greek government as demanded by the foreign sponsors of Greece’s bailout plan.