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World News | Tear Gas Fired During Vaccine Protest in Greece | LatestLY

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Athens, Jul 22 (AP) Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered in Athens to oppose coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed by the Greek government.

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The demonstration in front of the parliament building on Wednesday took place hours after the government submitted legislation to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for employees at nursing homes and care facilities.

Under the draft bill, staff members could be suspended without pay starting in mid-August if they fail to comply.

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Officers fired the tear gas and water cannons after protesters attempted to break through a police cordon.

Several thousand people also joined a protest rally in Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki. (AP)

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