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Police and protestors have clashed in the Greek capital Athens today as a general strike brought the country to a standstill.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to express their anger at the austerity measures being forced on the country by its international creditors - measures that include cuts in wages, pensions and welfare benefits.
ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates reports from Athens:
Trade union group protesters have clashed with riot police in Athens over the Greek government's austerity measures and public spending cuts.
Tear gas and petrol bombs have been used in the violence.
A 24-hour trade union strike in the Greek capital Athens has brought the city to a standstill today.
Travel and industry in the country has been disrupted by thousands of workers, the majority being trade union members, who are protesting against cuts to the coalition government's spending.
Riot police in the Greek capital Athens have lined the streets to keep thousands of anti-government protesters under control.
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For the first time last week, an outpouring of public anger succeeded in forcing a European leader to back down on austerity plans.
Greek riot police fired tear gas at hooded protesters hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets.