An armed protester in a cloud of tear gas in Athens' Syntagma Square during Wednesday night's violent protests. Photo: Reuters

Athens explodes as Greek lawmakers ram through new austerity package

80,000 protesters clash with police near Parliament as a slim majority approves cuts to pensions, pay and social services

An armed protester in a cloud of tear gas in Athens' Syntagma Square during Wednesday night's violent protests. Photo: Reuters
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