AN­CIENT SITES CLOSE FOR A DAY BE­CAUSE OF STRIKE IN GREECE

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GREECE» The an­cient

A T HENS ,

Acrop­o­lis in Athens and most of Greece’s ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites and pub­licly­man­aged mu­se­ums were closed to the pub­lic Thurs­day be­cause of a 24­hour strike called by a union of Cul­ture Min­istry em­ploy­ees.

Scores of tourists gath­ered Thurs­day out­side the Acrop­o­lis, ini­tially un­aware of the strike.

The union has ac­cused the Greek gov­ern­ment of fail­ing to ex­empt the trans­fer of own­er­ship of na­tional her­itage sites to a pow­er­ful pri­va­ti­za­tion fund cre­ated dur­ing the coun­try’s international bailouts.

The Cul­ture Min­istry says the con­cerns are un­founded.

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