Violent protests in Athens over Merkel's visit

Greece protests over Angela Merkel visit
A protester throws a burning cardboard box during the protest. Credit: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters
Greece protests over Angela Merkel visit
Riot police, covered in paint, stand guard outside the parliament in Athens. Credit: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters
Greece protests over Angela Merkel visit
Protester push a police barricade outside the parliament. Credit: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

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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.