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Greek police join the protests against austerity measures

We’ve previously reported on the austerity measure protests in Greece, and police are usually seen on the receiving side of protester frustration. It looks like things changed today.

The Associated Press reports Greece's government on Tuesday rushed to push through legislation detailing tough pension and salary cuts needed to secure access to the country's second international package of bailout loans.

The new wave of austerity measures, coming on top of two years of spending cuts and tax hikes, have sparked widespread anger among a public that has seen its income and living standards drop with no clear end to the crisis in sight.

On Tuesday, about 100 uniformed police, coast guard and fire service unionists protested pay cuts outside Parliament, with a small group burning a wartime military German flag used in the Nazi era in 1935-1945.