ATHENS: Pharmacists pulled down their shutters across Greece Wednesday and civil servants walked off their jobs in protest against a new bailout deal that saved Athens from bankruptcy but will impose more reforms on a country already deep in crisis.Protesters marched against austerity in central Athens in the morning, holding banners reading “Cancel the bailout!” and “No to the policies of the EU, the ECB and the IMF” but only a few thousand people took part in the early rallies.Other marches are planned for later Wednesday but opposition on the streets has so far been limited and an opinion poll published Tuesday suggested that more than 70 percent of people wanted parliament to approve the bailout.Lawmakers are due to vote on the measures which are key to unlocking the aid Greece needs to stay afloat but which are hard to accept for many in a country where unemployment has jumped above 25 percent and the economy has shrunk by a quarter in the course of two previous bailouts.”After five years of salary cuts and harsh measures the Europeans still want more,” said Stavros Koutsioubelis, a spokesman for the ADEDY public sector union, urging lawmakers to reject the deal.

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