Syntagma square in Athens is now very quiet and police are relaxing in the sunshine. If this protest is over, it's the shortest I can remember.
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.
Greece has suffered long, hot summer in which the downward spiral into debt-deflation has continued, possibly even accelerated.