Greek police fire teargas at protesters during Merkel visit

ATHENS Tue Oct 9, 2012 8:20am EDT

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas at demonstrators throwing stones and petrol bombs in central Athens on Tuesday to protest a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel was meeting Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras only a few hundred meters away from the clashes. Tens of thousands of austerity-weary Greeks took to the streets in one of the biggest protests in months.

(Reporting by Karolina Tagaris)

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