It's a near miraculous transformation in Athens now. Within a couple of hours of the fighting between riot police and protesters, everyone has gone home and traffic and services is flowing again.
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.