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Greece general strike: Clashes erupt

Post by Earth Cries on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:03 am

Greece general strike: Clashes erupt

Police in Athens have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators hurling petrol bombs and stones as a 24-hour general strike grips Greece.

The violence erupted during a rally by more than 30,000 angry workers near the Greek parliament. They object to the government's far-reaching budget cuts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12551636
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Post by Lurker on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:19 am

saw a snippet on NTV.. where a molotov directly hit a policeman, setting him on fire

and that's in greece! Shocked


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Post by Earth Cries on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:35 am

The turmoil is spreading all over !
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Protests in Athens turn violent

Post by Earth Cries on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:36 am

Protests in Athens turn violent

Protests in Athens have turned violent on February 23 2011, as running battles between protesters and the police were raging outside Syntagma Square, at Omonia Square, outside the Politehnio University on Patission street and other parts of the city.

What started as sporadic scuffles between demonstrators and authorities have progressively spiralled out of control as the tension increased, media reports said...

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2011/02/23/1049058_protests-in-athens-turn-violent
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