reece's parliament narrowly approved a new wave of austerity measures on Thursday to qualify for a fresh dose of bailout money the government needs to avoid defaulting on its debts. The vote passed over heated opposition, and despite a two-day general strike by workers who said the government's deep spending cuts and tax hikes were killing the economy. As the lawmakers debated the move, nearly 100,000 people gathered in Syntagma Square in central Athens chanting, "Fight! They're drinking our blood!"
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