Protesters hold a banner reading “Let the capitalists pay for the crisis” during a demo in front of the parliament in Athens tonight. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP
Latest photos of Greek clashes
Via our picture desk, here are some photos from within the heart of the clashes this evening:
A water cannon truck is used against demonstrators near the Greek Parliament. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPA
A petrol bomb thrown by protesters explodes near riot police in front of parliament. Photograph: Dimitri Messinis/AP
A protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police. Photograph: STRINGER/REUTERSIt’s a depressing contrast with the scenes before the violence began, when hordes of people were making their point peacefully.
For example, here’s a shot of opposition MPs from Syriza appearing outside parliament:
Parliamentary members of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party hold a banner at the entrance of the Greek Parliament reading ‘You destroy the country – Leave now’ while waving to the people gathered outside. Photograph: SIMELA PANTZARTZI/EPA