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Police Tear Gas Greece Austerity Measures Protesters

Clashes erupt as Greek Parliament debates austerity measures.

A Maldives police officer, in blue, charges soldiers during a clash in Male, Maldives, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed presented his resignation in a nationally televised address Tuesday afternoon after police joined the protesters and then clashed with soldiers in the streets. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)

There were clashes on the streets of Athens, Greece Sunday.

At least 15 people were injured.

Police used tear gas on protesters outside the Greek parliament.

Inside, lawmakers held a session of several hours of debate over austerity measures.

The vote is expected around midnight on a bill that includes deep spending cuts and a plan to cut the minimum wage.

Prime Minister Lucas Papademos urged the cabinet to approve the deal warning if it fails chaos will follow and Greece will be bankrupted and out of the Eurozone.


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