'No' voters begin celebrating in Athens eyeing victory in referendum

An anti-austerity 'No' voter celebrates the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece on July 5, 2015.
An anti-austerity 'No' voter celebrates the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece on July 5, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

ATHENS (AFP) - Hundreds of 'No' voters began celebrating in Athens Sunday after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win.

Chanting slogans, waving Greek flags and holding aloft 'No' placards, celebrators flocked to the city's Syntagma square and gathered in front of parliament to cry victory, an AFP journalist said.