SYRIZA submits censure motion against government coalition over ERT eviction

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Riot police evicted employees of former public broadcaster ERT from the network’s headquarters in Athens that had occupied the building after a shock decision to shut down the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) overnight was taken by the government last June in an attempt to bolster Greece’s cost-cutting drive.

The police raid prompted a censure motion against the government by main opposition SYRIZA.

A vote will be held in Parliament by midnight on Sunday.

“The road to economic catastrophe and indignity for our people has to stop,” said SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras in Parliament.

“He is essentially doing this to keep his party together,” government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou responded.

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