Protests greet Greece's EU presidency

Demonstrators try to break police cordon and storm venue in Athens where trading bloc's leaders are meeting.

    Police in Greece have fired tear gas at anti-European Union protesters in central Athens.

    Demonstrators tried to break the police cordon and storm a building where the bloc's leaders have gathered.

    They are attending the opening ceremony of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU.

    Left and right-wing opposition groups called for demonstrations, despite a police ban on protests.

    Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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