Merkel and Samaras meet as protests grow

Merkel and Samaras meeting earlier
Merkel and Samaras meeting earlier

Only a few hundred metres from mass protests in central Athens Angela Merkel has been speaking with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras about the austerity measures Greece is facing.

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Greek protests over Merkel visit

Stones are being thrown at Greek riot police who are firing teargas in return at protesters on the streets of Athens demonstrating against the visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel - her first since the euro crisis began.