Greek riots

Riot police grapple with a demonstrator near the Greek parliament in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011411" title="Athens (Greece)" href="/topic/international/greece/athens-%28greece%29-PLGEO100100602011411.topic">Athens</a>. Tens of thousands of grassroot activists and unionists converged on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100101011283" title="Athens" href="/topic/us/georgia/clarke-county-%28georgia%29/athens-PLGEO100100101011283.topic">Athens</a>' central Syntagma (Constitution) Square Wednesday as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007595" title="George Papandreou" href="/topic/politics/government/george-papandreou-PEPLT000007595.topic">Prime Minister George Papandreou</a> prepared to push through a new five-year campaign of tax hikes, spending cuts and selloffs of state property to continue receiving aid from the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000067" title="European Union" href="/topic/business/economy/european-union-ORGOV000067.topic">European Union</a> and International Monetary Fund and avoid default.

( Reuters photo / June 15, 2011 )

Riot police grapple with a demonstrator near the Greek parliament in Athens. Tens of thousands of grassroot activists and unionists converged on Athens' central Syntagma (Constitution) Square Wednesday as Prime Minister George Papandreou prepared to push through a new five-year campaign of tax hikes, spending cuts and selloffs of state property to continue receiving aid from the European Union and International Monetary Fund and avoid default.

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