ANCIENT SITES CLOSE FOR A DAY BECAUSE OF STRIKE IN GREECE
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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.