Tear gas and petrol bombs used in Athens clashes

Trade union group protesters have clashed with riot police in Athens over the Greek government's austerity measures and public spending cuts.

Tear gas and petrol bombs have been used in the violence.

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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.