Greek Riot Police, Protesters Clash During Strike (video)



A protest by several thousand workers and civil servants turned violent Wednesday as demonstrators clashed with police in the streets of central Athens.
In the central square outside the parliament building, several hundred youths hurled projectiles, fire crackers and Molotov cocktails at police, who responded with volleys of tear gas and stun grenades.
The mostly peaceful protests were called by Greece’s two umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, that together have 1.2 million members, to protest ongoing Greek government austerity measures.
Despite the violence, turnout at the protest was moderate by recent standards with eye witnesses estimating a total crowd size of about 30,000.


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