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:
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.