February 20, 2013 / 12:46 PM / 5 years ago

Greek police fire tear gas at anti-austerity protesters

Masked protesters throw rocks at policemen following an anti-austerity march during a 24-hour strike in Athens February 20, 2013. Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.Costas Baltas/ICON

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired tear gas to dispurse demonstrators in Athens on Wednesday as thousands of striking workers marched to parliament to protest austerity measures.

Reuters reporters saw riot police fire a few rounds of teargas during minor scuffles with hooded youths hurling rocks and bottles.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou

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