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Patras: Large demonstration against unemployment
On June 25 2017, a major demonstration against unemployment was carried out in Patras at the initiative of the municipal authorities with the slogan "Work for all, Work with rights."
Thousands of demonstrators sent a clear message for work, for measures to protect the unemployed and their families, for projects that the people need, for an increase of spending on social policy, for the satisfaction of the needs of the people today.
As the communist mayor of Patras, Kostas Peletidis, stressed: «We do not believe that with such actions we will overturn the wave of unemployment and poverty that are surrounding us, but we want our people to raise the level of their demands, to advance their just cause and project their needs that are just and realistic, to decisively target the real enemy, bourgeois politics and its power." The mobilization was supported by dozens of trade unions from the region.