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Greek protests spark violence

Protesters have thrown petrol bombs at police during a nationwide General Strike in Greece. Authorities responded with tear gas to control the crowds in Athens. The strike is in protest at the latest cuts in government spending.

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Fire on Athens streets as protesters oppose more austerity

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:

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