Greek Anti-austerity protests

Added On July 17, 2015

The parliament approval of the austerity has triggered a revolt in the governing party and demonstrations in Athens streets.

Greek lawmakers on Thursday approved the bill with an overwhelming majority to give the go-ahead to the debt deal.
While the reforms are extremely unpopular with the Greek people, trade unions and opposition parties organized anti-austerity protests before the Greek parliament on Wednesday.
The protests turned violent after dozens of anti-establishment young people started pelting rocks and fire bombs against the police.The police responded by firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. No injuries have been reported, but around 40 persons have been arrested due to the clashes.
Protestors see the austerity bill as a betrayal of the result of the Greek referendum earlier this month.