Greek police teargas protesting truckers

Two men walk at Athens' main railway station during a work stoppage  on Monday, Sept 27, 2010. Employees at the state-run National Railways have extended strikes and work stoppages this week to protest government plans to partially privatize the loss-making company. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Two men walk at Athens' main railway station during a work stoppage on Monday, Sept 27, 2010. Employees at the state-run National Railways have extended strikes and work stoppages this week to protest government plans to partially privatize the loss-making company.

Riot police used tear gas to disperse protesting truckers and prevent a highway blockade, as protests against government labor reforms entered a third week.

Police say one man was arrested during Monday's brief clashes.

Truckers have lined up their vehicles along highways, defying a government emergency order to return to work, angry at plans to liberalize restricted licensing rules.

Union protests also have brought national rail services to a standstill through Tuesday and disrupted metro rail services to Athens International Airport.

The reforms were agreed as part of deal for crisis-hit Greece to receive euro110 billion in rescue loans over three years.