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Greek Parliament Speaker Confirms Death of Athens Protester

October 20, 2011

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Greek lawmakers debating austerity measures in Parliament today confirmed the death of one protester during protests and strikes in Athens.

“We express our condolences,” Acting Speaker Anastasios Kourakis said in statements carried live on state-run Vouli TV.

A 53-year-old construction worker died of cardiac arrest after a rock hit him in the head during the protests today, website reported earlier, without saying how it got the information

To contact the reporter on this story: Natalie Weeks in Athens at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Maria Petrakis at

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