Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

Angry mob demands: burn Greek parliament

Greek riot police fired teargas at protesters chanting “Burn Parliament” in Athens yesterday, just hours before lawmakers were to begin debating a sweeping pension reform to help tackle the country's huge debt crisis.

About 12,000 people took part in marches in Athens during a 24-hour nationwide strike against austerity cuts imposed to secure a £89.2bn bailout from the European Union and the IMF. Riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse troublemakers who threw chunks of marble smashed off a metro station entrance and set rubbish bins on fire. There were no injuries or arrests.

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