Greek pensioners besiege banks to grab cash

“Let them go to hell!” shouted one pensioner, after failed talks between Athens and international creditors sparked a week-long banking shutdown. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ordered the banks to close on Monday for one week and imposed strict capital controls to head off a banking collapse after panicking Greeks emptied the nation’s cash machines. Athens has now reopened almost 1,000 bank branches for three days to allow pensioners without cards withdraw 120 euros ($133) to last them the rest of the week.

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