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Greece general strike: Clashes erupt

BBC

23 February 2011 Last updated at 08:01 ET

 

More than 30,000 protesters marched to the Greek parliament

 

Police in Athens have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators hurling petrol bombs and stones as a 24-hour general strike grips Greece.

 

The violence erupted during a rally by more than 30,000 angry workers near the Greek parliament. They object to the government's far-reaching budget cuts.

 

 

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