Riots across Athens, buildings in flames
13 February 2012, 09:04
Athens - Rioting spread across central Athens and buildings went up
in flames amid mass protests, as lawmakers prepared to vote for a
crucial debt deal needed to prevent bankruptcy.
across the city centre after more than 100 000 protesters marched to
parliament to rally against drastic austerity cuts that will force
retrenchments in the civil service and slash the minimum wage.
Thick clouds of smoke and tear gas filled the air around parliament,
as hundreds of rioters staged running battles with riot police and at
least five buildings were in flames late on Sunday.
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