Getting ready to go to the protest spot (Pedion Areos at 11.00) I realised the extent of the strike: all tv channels, state and private, have no news reports since the journalists’ union takes part in the strike.

TRANSPORT: no blue buses, no trolley buses all day. The train is working from 9 to 17.00. The Metro and the tramway operate normally.

BUSINESS not as usual: no banks, no hospitals (except for emergencies), several chain stores will be closed, no schools.

For those not protesting it would be better to keep away from the center today to avoid useless trouble.