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Greece Austerity Protests

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In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity measures brought the country to a standstill. Here are images from the clashes between protesters and riot police.
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Stone-Throwing ProtesterReady for Tear GasBattling Greek ProtestersProtest Damage in Greece
Protesters Torch TV VanGreek Officer on FireProtesting Cost-CuttingAthens Burning
Tear Gas Smoke on the Streets
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