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In 2012, Greece was in deep economic recession. Unemployment hit a record high at 21.8% earlier this year. The Greek debt cut decided at the European Union summit provided for a second memorandum that included measures to reduce the minimum wage, abolish 150,000 jobs in the public sector, cut supplementary pensions, abolish the objective increase in labor costs and workforce organizations. values ​​and consolidation of property taxes, etc. The Papadimou government and the other parties have reached an agreement on a new package of measures, which was put to a vote in parliament. On Sunday, February 12, the day the parliament voted on the measures, rallies were held in Athens and other cities in the country. The crowd in Syntagma Square and the surrounding streets was very large and the center of Athens was flooded with protesters. The start of incidents and the intervention of the police in order to evacuate Syntagma Square, resulted in the incidents spreading to the surrounding streets. The main crowd of protesters began to disperse from the suffocating atmosphere created in the area and the destruction of buildings continued and extended to Akadimias Street and Charilaou Trikoupi Street. Bank branches, shops and listed buildings were destroyed, including the Attica and Apollo cinemas on Stadiou Street. The Municipality of Athens reported damage and damage to 93 buildings in downtown Athens as 76 citizens were injured and taken to hospital and 79 were arrested.