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Protesters clash with riot police in Athens

Tens of thousands of Greek demonstrators are clashing with security troops on the streets of Athens in protest at today's parliamentary vote on austerity measures.

Protesters hurl Molotov Cocktails at security forces Credit: RTV
A face-off between demonstrators and riot police Credit: RTV
Tens of thousands of Greek protesters have taken to the streets Credit: RTV

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Greece's parliament to vote on new austerity measures

Greece's parliament will today vote on a new set of austerity measures that are crucial if the country is to secure a 31.5bn euros financial aid package from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of Greek public and private sector workers began in a 48-hour general strike in protest of the prospect of further spending cuts.

Protesters shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally in front of the parliament in Athens on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters
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