New wave of Greek protest turns violent

Thousands of Greeks are demonstrating against a plan to slash another $15 billion from government spending.

    A large demonstration in Athens has turned violent with police using tear gas and pepper spray to disperse protestors around the Greek parliament.

    Earlier, more than 50,000 people marched through the streets of the Greek capital as part of a general strike against yet more cuts in the state budget.

    At the heart of it, a plan to slash another $15 billion from government spending. That's against a background of declining living standards - and tax rises.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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