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Greek protesters clash with police

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 01:01

Oct. 19 - Protesters threw rocks and fire bombs at police in front of the Greek parliament as tens of thousands demonstrated against a vote on new austerity measures. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Demonstrations turn violent in Athens - as protesters throw rocks and molotov cocktails at police outside of parliament. The presidential guard post outside the building caught fire - and a protester was set a blaze from the explosions. A group of young rioters tried to enter parliament -- reaching the front steps for the first time since the Greek crisis began - where police retaliated with tear gas. Several injuries have been reported - mainly minor burns and head wounds. The clashes come as tens of thousands took to the streets in the Greek capital - to protest new austerity measures. The 2-day strike has shut down government departments, businesses and public services. Sarah Irwin, Reuters.

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Greek protesters clash with police

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 01:01