Thursday, October 20, 2011

Greek riot police protecting government building

Yesterday between 60 and 80,000 took part in massive anti-austerity protests ahead of a crucual parliamentary vote on laws that will push by employment legislation by decades and cut wages and pensions yet again.

There were extensive clashes between riot police and protesters towards the end of the march as it approached government buildings. Several molotov cocktails were thrown and police made use of tear gas and percussion grenades to break up demonstrations.

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