June 29, 2011 / 1:15 PM / in 6 years

Greek protesters attack rebel MP who voted for law

ATHENS, June 29 (Reuters) - Greek protesters hurled projectiles at a ruling party lawmaker outside parliament on Wednesday after he backtracked and voted in favour of austerity measures.

A group of around 20 demonstrators threw bottles and a chair at PASOK deputy Alexandros Athanasiadis as he was escorted by five policemen after leaving the parliament building following a vote which approved the unpopular austerity law.

TV images showed him holding his ear but police sources said he was not injured in the attack. (Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Dina Kyriakidou)

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