One protester was injured in the head during clashes with police in the affluent Athens district of Kolonaki. The incidents started when municipality workers attempted to approach the Ministry of Interior but were hindered by riot police. Protesters tried to break the police ‘wall’, the police fired teargas and sound flares . However a delegation managed to use a Ministry back door and talked with Minister Yannis Ragousis. The injured man was taken to the hospital.
The Athens municipality workers are protesting the non-extension of their temporary contracts. Some of them work for the Athens Municipality for several years. According to IMF imposed austerity measures, temporary work contracts are not to be extended.