Greek air traffic, transportation frozen after day of riots

Boy, now would not be the time to be in Athens, or anywhere in Greece, for that matter.

After a day of crippling strikes and protests in the Greek capital, air traffic and public transportation have ground to a halt, says the BBC.

Thousands marched through Athens today, clashing with police over a government proposal to limit salaries and reforms to the country’s pension system. There were no reports of injuries, but police in several instances had to fire tear gas into mobs.

What’s complicating matters is that some of Greece’s biggest labor unions have gone on a nationwide strike.

The BBC reports nearly 200 domestic and international flights have been canceled, as has national train service and ferries.

The strike is said to continue tomorrow, and authorities do not know, right now at least, when travel in Greece will be back to normal.