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Clashes in Athens over new Austerity Measures
03/06/2010, 1:12 PM
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This is essentially more fuel to an explosive situation…

According to Forbes:

“ATHENS, Greece — Clashes broke out in central Athens Friday during a protest outside parliament as lawmakers prepared to vote on austerity measures to deal with Greece’s debt crisis.

Protesters chased the ceremonial guard – dressed in 19th century uniform – away from the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb, threw stones and clashed with riot police, who cleared the area with tear gas and baton charges.

No injuries or arrests were immediately reported.

The clashes came as about 5,000 demonstrators gathered to protest the euro4.8 billion ($6.5 billion) package that will hike consumer taxes and slash pay for public sector workers by up to 8 percent.

Just before the attack on the two military guards and their escorting officers, during which demonstrators smashed windows and kicked the guard posts, masked youths attacked the head of Greece’s largest trade union who was addressing the crowd.

GSEE head Yiannis Panagopoulos traded blows with the rioters before being escorted away.”

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/03/05/general-eu-greece-financial-crisis_7410053.html

About the insane austerity measures and incredible pictures of riot police guarding the parliament being beaten up and mass strikes throughout Greece.

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