|archmage||Date: Wednesday, 02-April-2014, 1:44 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Thousands of anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with riot police in the Greek capital of Athens on Tuesday, as European Union finance ministers met to discuss the disbursement of a further bailout aid to the debt-ridden country. Authorities banned all protests in a large section of central Athens for the Eurogroup meeting and a later meeting of all European Union finance ministers. Police dispersed protesters with tear gas and stun grenades.
Police in Athens intervened with tear gas to prevent a splinter group of left-wing protesters from marching on a meeting of EU finance ministers.
The skirmishes broke out towards the end of a rally against what demonstrators called "troika orchestrated austerity".