Iwill be posting updates here and on Twitter as the day goes by and giving impressions of what is happening here as the general strike proceeds. So far all is quiet with the first people turning up to the rallies scheduled for this morning. The weather is grey and rainy which may have put some off. On the other hand these things never get going till at least an hour after the programmed start.
All the public services are closed but the buses are still running. There are two platoons of riot police stationed outside the ex-ministry of Macedonia and Thrace and another one next to Agia Sophia church in the centre.