Services flowing again in Greece after anti-government demonstration

Syntagma square in front of the Greek Parliament, where thousands gathered earlier today.
Syntagma square in front of the Greek Parliament, where thousands gathered earlier today. Credit: James Mates/@jamesmatesitv

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.

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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.