Thursday, July 16, 2015

Protesters cause chaos as Athens finally agrees to bailout deal

Protesters have hurled petrol bombs and clashed with riot police after surrounding the Greek parliament ahead of a final deadline for the country's €86 billion bailout deal. 
As flames erupted outside the parliament building, police responded with tear gas against dozens of hooded anti-austerity demonstrators who set ablaze parts of Syntagma square in central Athens.
Hundreds of armour-clad officers also used pepper spray to fight back youths in the 12,000-strong crowd who were hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks at them. The youths had mingled with ordinary protesters when crowds gathered as MPs met tonight to vote on austerity measures required for the latest European bailout.
Many of the mask-wearing protesters carried wooden bats and pieces of smashed paving stones, in the worst clashes seen since Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-wing government was formed six months ago. Police said about 50 protesters had so far been detained.


  1. These protesters mean business ooo. They don't even care if they die in the process

  2. That's called determination