Thursday, June 30, 2011
Greece is picking up the pieces from the latest bout of civil unrest, when thousands of angry protestors flooded the streets. That’s after Parliament gave the green light to tough new cuts, in order to secure a further financial lifeline from the EU. European officials welcomed the move. But Greeks could not have been less happy with the pending austerity, as they gathered in the centre of Athens on the second day of a general strike. Protestors threw stones at police, smashed windows and set fire to property. Police responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Clashes continued overnight. Dozens of police and protestors were injured, while many demonstrators were detained.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 6:25 am