Anti-austerity

A pensioner pushes a riot policeman during scuffles between protesting pensioners and police near the EU offices.  About 500 pensioners participated in an anti-austerity march at the EU offices in central Athens a day before German Chancellor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007499" title="Angela Merkel" href="/topic/politics/government/angela-merkel-PEPLT007499.topic">Angela Merkel</a> visits Greece. About 6,000 policemen will be deployed in the capital for her 6-hour visit, turning the city centre into a no-go zone for protest marches planned by labor unions and opposition parties.

( REUTERS photo / October 8, 2012 )

A pensioner pushes a riot policeman during scuffles between protesting pensioners and police near the EU offices. About 500 pensioners participated in an anti-austerity march at the EU offices in central Athens a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Greece. About 6,000 policemen will be deployed in the capital for her 6-hour visit, turning the city centre into a no-go zone for protest marches planned by labor unions and opposition parties.

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