A group of police officers made their opposition to the reforms known to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, gathering outside the Maximos Mansion residence ahead of a large public service workers' rally expected to be held on Friday afternoon, the Kathimerini newspaper reported.
The protest was held in opposition to the Syriza government's controversial pension reform plans, demanded by Greece's international lenders. On Thursday, a one-day general strike was held across Greece in protest at the reforms.
Pension reforms remain a point of disagreement between the Greek government and its eurozone lenders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Syriza government's plan to raise employer contributions and the creditor demands to cut the pension deficit remain unresolved.
The Greek budget deficit had reached 3.533 billion euros ($3.869 billion) by the end of 2015, according to Friday’s preliminary assessment by the Greek Finance Ministry. Greece’s budget deficit was 3.697 billion euros in 2014. In 2016, it is projected to drop to 2.573 billion euros.