There is a lull, probably temporarily, in the violence in Athens.
The air of the Greek capital is still choked with tear gas. The pattern now is usually for violent protestors to withdraw and regroup.
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.