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YIKES Protesters Storm German Conference Sakis Mitrolidis, AFP / Getty Images

Protesters Storm German Conference

Dozens of anti-austerity protesters stormed into a German conference in Greece on Thursday, throwing coffee on a diplomat and eventually clashing with police. Chanting “Nazis out” and “This will not pass” while also playing Nazi anthems from the loudspeakers, protesters tried to stop municipal workers from entering the building. Riot police chased protesters from building to building through the conference-center complex, although there were no reports of arrests. In response to bailout creditors, the Greek Parliament last week passed new austerity measures that raised the retirement age, cut pensions, increased taxes, and eased restrictions on firing workers.

November 15, 2012 6:58 AM