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Greek Protests Get Violent Ahead of Austerity Vote

12:56 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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NICHOLAS PAPHITIS
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greeks protesting austerity measures are clashing with riot police in Athens.

More than 80,000 people had gathered outside Parliament to demonstrate against the austerity measures that Parliament is due to vote on.

Violent protesters threw fire bombs and rocks at police, who responded with stun grenades, tear gas and the first use of water cannon in Greece in years.

Inside the building, lawmakers interrupted the debate as Parliament employees went on strike to protest wage cuts.

 

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