Groups of youths then broke away from the crowd and began hurling stones and petrol bombs at police on Thursday. Officers responded with rounds of tear gas and stun grenades, witnesses told Reuters.
The protesters are demonstrating against pension reforms that are part of Greece’s third international bailout.
“They [government] should be strung up here, in Syntagma Square,” pensioner Nikos Ghinis said as he marched in central Athens.
“I’m getting €740 euros ($826.21) a month for 40 years of work…I’m (demonstrating) here for my children and grandchildren,” he said.
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