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Central Athens burns as Greek parliament debates austerity

Fires raged in central Athens on Sunday as protesters against the latest Greek austerity deal battled police. According to Reuters, “The air over Syntagma Square outside parliament was thick with tear gas as riot police fought running battles with youths who smashed marble balustrades and hurled stones and petrol bombs.”…

Greece strike begins with thousands on streets

More than 60,000 protesters marched in Greek cities on Wednesday, police said, as a two-day general strike began against a new austerity bill demanded by Greece’s international creditors to avert bankruptcy. The highest turnout was in Athens where over 52,000 people converged on central Syntagma Square, where parliament is located, in separate protests organised by…