Why the Greeks are angry

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ATHENS – Athens is no stranger to public protest. On average, there are more than two rallies — of varying size — a day in the city center. This was the case even before the economic crisis took hold of the country, when many Greeks would find anything they could to complain about.

Now, it seems, they really have cause to protest.

The austerity measures passed by Parliament on Wednesday so Greece can qualify for euro110 billion ($145 billion) in emergency loans from other eurozone members and the International Monetary Fund were unprecedented. They herald the kind of spending and wage cuts that no Greek government would have ever considered, let alone implemented.

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