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July 23, 2011 |  9:44 am

Greek Taxi Drivers protest the government's planned deregulation of the industry

What an amazing coincidence that every taxi in Athens would be enroute to the airport on the very same street at precisely the same time the other day.

Of course, it was no coincidence. When Greek cabbies strike, they don't walk a picket line. They clog the streets. For two days.

Their protest was aimed at Greece's troubled government caught between demands for strict financial reforms by its foreign creditors and EU governments and the Greek population, which doesn't like sudden stringencies.

The cab drivers were protesting the central government's plan to deregulate the taxi industry to encourage more competition and save money.

So, take the train instead.


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