Army to Help Clear Trash from Streets of Athens

    Greece’s army was to assist Monday with the huge task of clearing away thousands of tons of garbage which has been festering on the streets of Athens for weeks due to a garbage collectors strike.

    Some 170 army drivers were set to be mobilized to help clear uncollected rubbish from the streets of the capital, but no soldiers would participate in the campaign, radio reports said.
    The announcement was made after Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis described the army as ‘the only solution left’ to the ongoing waste problem.
    (source: DPA)