Violent scenes outside Athens parliament as tens of thousands hold austerity protest

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Protesters hold a banner reading

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:

epa03462136 A water cannon truck is used against demonstrators near the Greek Parliament, Athens, Greece, 07 November 2012.

A water cannon truck is used against demonstrators near the Greek Parliament. Photograph: ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/EPAA petrol bomb thrown by protesters explodes near riot police in front of parliament during clashes in Athens, Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012.
A petrol bomb thrown by protesters explodes near riot police in front of parliament. Photograph: Dimitri Messinis/APA protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in central Athens November 7, 2012.
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 the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 07 November 2012.

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

Updated at 7.10pm GMT

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/07/eurozone-crisis-greece-strike-austerity-vote

 

 



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