Monday, 1 August 2011

Tourists urged to vigilant in Crete after protests

The UK Foreign Office has warned travellers to be vigilant after protests at Heraklion Airport resulted in the police using teargas.The incident occured after a protest by taxing drivers into government plans to change their sector. The move by the greek government aims to increase competition in 135 professions in order to pay down the national debt. 

The Foreign Office said: "Visitors are advised to exercise caution when using the airport and to follow advice given by their tour operators."

Regular strikes and demonstrations are expected for the foreseeable future.

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