Greeks protest austerity measures

Greeks protest austerity measures

Greek police have fired teargas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters, who have flooded into the main square before parliament overnight, to protest austerity measures.

The violence erupted as a handful of protesters tried to break through a barricade to enter parliament, where Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is expected scrape the austerity legislation through.

Around 100 thousand protesters have gathered in the square, with some hurling petrol bombs.

Police have responded with teargas and stun grenades.

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