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Rioters hurl fuel bombs at Greek police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 00:40

Sept. 26 - Greek police clashed with hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as tens of thousands took to the streets of Athens in Greece's biggest anti-austerity protest in more than a year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Greek police clashed with hooded rioters hurling petrol bombs as tens of thousands took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday in Greece's biggest anti-austerity protest in more than a year. Violence erupted after nearly 70,000 people marched to parliament chanting "We won't submit to the troika (of lenders)" and "EU, IMF Out!" on the day of a general strike against a new round of cuts demanded by foreign lenders. As the rally ended, dozens of black-clad youths threw stones, petrol bombs and bottles at riot police, who responded with several rounds of teargas. Police chased the protesters through Syntagma square in front of parliament as helicopters clattered overhead. Smoke rose from small blazes in the streets. About 120 people were detained after angry protesters smashed bus stop kiosks and set fire to garbage cans.

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Rioters hurl fuel bombs at Greek police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 00:40