June 28, 2011

Athens riots video: New round of clashes, stones & tear gas in Greece

Troubled Greece is being crippled by a huge nationwide strike. Hundreds of thousands of workers are protesting ahead of a parliamentary vote on a harsh set of tax hikes and spending cuts.

28 billion euro worth of cuts are needed before the EU agrees to hand Greece another cash bailout. It's considered to be the country's last resort to avoid becoming the first Eurozone nation to default. But both the cuts, and the high-interest bailout, are deeply unpopular.


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Greek police fire tear gas as protest turns violent (video) - BBC
Thousands of Greek Workers Protest Austerity - Prensa Latina