The air in the Greek capital is choked with tear gas

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.

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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.