Report: Greek protesters number more than 100,000

The demonstrators on the streets of Athens number more than 100,000, the Greek newspaper Proto Thema reports based on preliminary data from the police.

It also reports that the doors of the parliament building have been locked and an iron fence set up outside to protect it from the protesters.


Greek unemployment hits 25.4%

Greece's unemployment rate scaled a new record of 25.4 percent in August from a revised 24.8 percent in July, the country's statistics service ELSTAT has said.