Rhyming rally: Greek poets protest austerity
ATHENS, Greece—It isn't often demonstrators quote from the works of Nobel laureates.
But in Athens on Wednesday, Greek poets joined anti-austerity protests, holding outdoor recitals at cultural sites in the city as they made their way to parliament.
Several hundred people attended the rally, along with dancers on stilts and a Latin music percussion band, to mark World Poetry Day.
Protest organizers said the event was aimed at encouraging Greeks to maintain their creative spirit as the country suffers through a fifth year of recession.