Greek Protest Turns Violent During General Strike

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Police are clashing with protesters who hurled petrol bombs and bottles in central Athens after mass anti-government rally turned violent.

Riot police used tear gas and pepper spray against scores of demonstrators after the violence broke out near parliament.

About 50,000 people joined the union-organized march in central Athens on Wednesday, held during a general strike against new austerity measures planned in the crisis-hit country.

The strike closed schools and disrupted flights and most services.

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