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As Vote Nears On Budget, Protesters Put Pressure On Athens

June 29 2011


Greek protesters have clashed with police in Athens as a vote nears on new budget measures, reports the Voice of America News.

Police reportedly fired tear gas Wednesday to disperse the crowd, including some seen with rocks and firebombs.

About 4,000 police armed with stun guns, tear gas and batons were deployed Tuesday against up to 20,000 demonstrators protesting against austerity measures.

At least 14 protesters were arrested, and more than 20 people were injured, said...

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