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Tourists Turned Away From Acropolis

February 25, 1998

ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ Dozens of tourists were turned away from the Acropolis on Wednesday when workers guarding Athens’ most famous landmark walked off the job.

Protesting the sudden transfer of two colleagues, workers shut down the site for the day at 10:30 a.m., just two hours after it opened, an employee representative said.

``It’s pretty disappointing. People come from all over the world with limited time,″ said Richard Karwowski of Hanford, Calif. ``I’m upset at the workers for denying us to see a once-in-a-lifetime experience.″

Teachers and university lecturers also went on strike Wednesday, marching and rallying to protest new legislation under which teachers seeking to be appointed to state schools will have to take additional examinations.

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