Greece: Protests Turn Violent Ahead Of Austerity Vote


Protests continue in front of Greek Parliament in Athens as demonstrators throw Molotov cocktails ahead of an austerity vote. Police have responded by using water cannons and teargas against the tens of thousands of protesters.

The clashes come ahead of a Parliament vote on further austerity needed for another EU bailout. Opposition raised questions in Parliament earlier on Wednesday, forcing a voting delay.

The demonstration is the latest in a string of weeklong nationwide protests that shut down most public transport, schools, banks and government offices.


The new measures being debated amount to some 13.5 billion euros in cuts by 2016.

The second day of the nationwide strike, which is expected to last the rest of the week, has seen most of the country brought to a standstill, with public transport, schools and air traffic control shut down.


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