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Protesters clash with police, torch bus in Athens

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 00:55

Anti-establishment protesters set a bus on fire in central Athens and throw petrol bombs and stones at police. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Around 40 hooded anti-establishment protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at riot police in central Athens on Saturday (May 23) and set fire to a trolley bus. Police responded with tear gas to try and control the crowd outside Athens Polytechnic University, near the central Exarchia district, a Bohemian quarter popular with artists and left-wing intellectuals. Local media said the clash started when the crowd forced the bus to stop and told passengers to get off. Earlier on Saturday, about 200 leftist and anti-establishment protesters marched to the German embassy in Athens, in a peaceful protest against Berlin's hard stance in Greece's talks with lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal. Last month anti-establishment protesters occupied several public buildings and briefly entered the grounds of parliament, calling for the release of jailed members of a Marxist group.

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Protesters clash with police, torch bus in Athens

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 00:55