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Thousands of Greeks rally to stay in the the EU

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 01:06

Thousands of Greeks rally in Athens in support of EU membership as eurozone ministers fail to reach a bailout deal. Diane Hodges reports.

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Waving flags of both the European Union and Greece.... Thousands of people gather in Athens to show their support for remaining in the E-U. The demonstrators carry placards calling for unity both within the Eurozone, and the Greek government. This woman says it's a feeling that crosses all the country's political boundaries. (SOUNDBITE) (Greek) PROTESTER, IRO CHATZILIA, 32, SAYING: "As a young person from a generation that is used to living within a united Europe, I cannot imagine that my country won't be part of this united bloc that is called the European Union. It has nothing to do with political beliefs, it has to do with the way we were raised, the way we have lived so far and the way that we should continue to live." The protest comes one day after thousands demonstrated against austerity measures and in support of the government, which says Greece could leave the eurozone if E-U ministers can't agree on a bailout plan for the country. As the demonstrators marched, European ministers announced plans for an emergency meeting on Monday.

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Thousands of Greeks rally to stay in the the EU

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 01:06