Inmates in Greek prisons refusing meals to protest overcrowding

  • Posted on: 3 November 2008
  • By: pirate

By The Associated Press Nov. 3, 2008

ATHENS, Greece - Thousands of inmates in Greek jails are refusing prison meals to protest overcrowding.

A prison rights group says more than half of the prisoners at 21 of the
country's 24 penitentiaries are refusing meals. The protest started
Monday to demand better detention conditions and less stringent rules
on early release.


Massive protest in Rome over sweeping Italian education cuts

  • Posted on: 31 October 2008
  • By: pirate

ROME (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of teachers, students and parents took to the streets of Rome and other Italian cities on Thursday, to protest conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's multi-billion-euro education cuts.

Organisers said up to one million people marched in the capital while nine in ten schools across the country were closed.