As Greek MPs met to vote on whether they would accept tough economic laws in order to secure the bailout offered by its fellow Eurozone nations, people took to the streets of Athens to show they are not happy with the deal.
The parliamentary debate began at 10pm Athens time and protesters began gathering in Athens’ Syntagma Square outside. There have been many protests and gatherings in recent months as the economic crisis rolled out, however these have been largely peaceful.
It didn’t take long for the gathering to become violent, with some protestors throwing rocks at police and setting fire to cars.
The situation escalated with small groups throwing what appear to be molotov cocktails; and police responding with tear gas.
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