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Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens

msnbc.com news services report from ATHENS, Greece:

Greek police clashed with protesters trying to block the way into parliament on Wednesday as signs grew that the government would succeed in passing a sweeping austerity plan demanded by international creditors.

With Greece risking bankruptcy if the measures are blocked, parliament was expected to vote in the afternoon on the mix of spending cuts, tax increases and privatizations to be implemented as conditions for a massive bailout by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Continue reading.

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A protester shouts in front of riot police during a 48-hour general strike in Athens, Greece, on June 29. Protestors clashed with police, who fired tear gas early on June 29, several hours before the Greek Parliament was to vote on an austerity package.

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Policemen chase protesters during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on June 29.

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Protestors clash with riot police in Athens on June 29.

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Policemen clash with protesters during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on June 29.

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A riot policeman strikes a demonstrator as protesters try to prevent deputies from reaching the Greek parliament in central Athens on June 29.

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A bleeding protester is treated following clashes with the police in Athens on June 29.

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People carry an injured fellow protestor during violent clashes with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament on June 29.

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