Strike Over Privatization Fears Shuts Greeces Acropolis


ATHENS – A strike by Greek culture ministry workers on Thursday shut the ancient Acropolis, which is the country’s most popular attraction, and left a long line of tourists outside.

Workers called the 24-hour strike because they fear that some of country’s landmarks will be included in a fund of assets to be privatized, something the government has denied.

Archaeological sites and several museums were shut in protest including the Acropolis hill and the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient Greek temple to the goddess Athena on top of the hill that overlooks the capital.

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