Hundreds of elderly Greeks protested against deep cuts to their pensions on Thursday as well as measures included in the government's draft 2018 budget which they say will undermine access to healthcare and phase out the so-called EKAS allowance for low-pension retirees.
The protesters gathered at Kotzia Square in central Athens before marching to the Health Ministry.
The operator of the Athens metro has said that it shut down the station at Panepistimio in the city center following a suicide.
Initial reports said a man threw himself onto the tracks in front of an incoming train.
Line 2 of the metro will run from Anthoupoli to Metaxourgio and from Syntagma to Elliniko until the station is reopened.
Wrapping up a visit to Greece, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, departed from the official program Friday to stroll down a crowded central Athens shopping street, delighting selfie-thirsty pedestrians but inconveniencing those unfortunate enough to get stuck in the ensuing traffic jams.
Ahead of the start of the new school year on September 11, many young students headed to Syntagma metro station in central Athens on Monday to pick up school supplies at a bazaar organized by UNICEF with the aim of promoting the right to education of children around the world. The event, which began Monday and will last until Friday, also includes a photo exhibition about UNICEF's work.