Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Greek Strike Turns Violent; 3 Dead

From CNN:
Greek demonstrators threw bottles and sticks at police and riot police fired tear gas at the crowds as strikes over the country's economic austerity measures grew violent Wednesday.

A mass of protesters made it onto the steps in front of the Greek parliament building early Wednesday afternoon before a line of riot police, wearing helmets and carrying shields, pushed them back.

According to Agence France-Presse, police said three people were killed after a bank in Athens caught fire after being hit by petrol bombs thrown by hooded youths.

Meanwhile, police estimated that up to 25,000 workers were on the streets of the capital. Among them were teachers, bank employees and doctors.

CNN video here.

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