Brussels: 5,000 protest in solidarity with Greece

Thousands of protesters march in Brussels, a day before Athens and int’l creditors gather in city in seek of agreement

Brussels: 5,000 protest in solidarity with Greece


At least 5,000 people marched on the streets of Brussels on Sunday in solidarity with the Greek people amid ongoing bailout negotiations between the Greek government and international creditors.

The protesters were carrying banners that read "Our lives do not belong to creditors" and "We are not afraid and we will not step back”.

The protest comes a day before eurozone finance ministers are set to gather in Brussels to reach an agreement on the country’s bailout after failing to reach an agreement during a meeting in Luxembourg on Friday.

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis made a series of proposals, which were very quickly rejected by the eurozone ministers as not credible.

A Greek default could cause uproar on financial markets around the world. For Athens, it almost certainly means that capital controls, of the type used in Cyprus in 2013, will be imposed by the European Central Bank.

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