Saturday, July 04, 2015

Protesters in Athens attack police ahead of Greece’s debt crisis referendum 

Clashes have broken out between a group of youths and police in the Greek capital's Syntagma Square just before the start of the main 'No' rally backed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government.
Greek police used pepper spray to deter several dozen anti-establishment protesters from throwing rocks and smashing property in the big Athens square in front of parliament.                                                                
Less than a kilometre away, `Yes' voters have also started gathering ahead of their own rally.
Friday was the last day of campaigning before Sunday's referendum on whether Greece should accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for bailout loans.

Early in the evening, riot police were seen gathering across central Athens amid worries that either group of protesters could get out of hand - with even deeper concerns that clashes may erupt between both factions.
Still wondering how Greece became so deep in debts, can the economists tell me please? 

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