1. Unrest

    Greek Police Use Teargas on Protesters

    Image #: 14489004    epa02780332 Tens of thousands of protesters surround the Greek Parliament in central Athens, Greece, 15 June 2011. Greece's largest unions began a 24-hour strike on 15 June, crippling transport and public services to protest a new wave of austerity measures which the Socialist government wants to push through parliament by the end of the month. Government offices and banks remained shut and ferries were anchored at ports across Greece, while the walkout also halted train services, closed schools and public services, and left hospitals operating with emergency staff only. Thousands of public and private sector workers, students and pensioners gathered from early 15 June outside parliament, joining hundreds more which remained camped out in the capitalës main Syntagma Square for several weeks.  EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU /LANDOV

    Orestis Panagiotou, EPA / Landov

    Protesters outside the Greek parliament were met with teargas Wednesday, as police tried to break up the crowd. The protesters around Syntagma Square were demonstrating against proposed austerity measures, which are required to as part of the EU and IMF bail-out.  When the police fired tear gas into the crowds, protesters threw yogurt and stones in response. George Papandreou, Greece’s prime minister, is trying to get approval for 28 billion euros in cuts between 2012 and 2015; disapproval for this plan inspired the general strike.

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