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Greek Police Clash With Protesters As Parliament Debates Spending Cuts

Greek police fired teargas at anti-austerity protesters who were outside parliament on Thursday while lawmakers were arguing over more spending cuts demanded by international lenders to the country in exchange for bailout funds, according to Reuters. Close to 10,000 demonstrators were in attendance but a small group of hooded protesters broke away and threw petrol bombs and firecrackers police guarding parliament who responded by firing teargas into the crowd. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was delivering a speech in parliament defending the legislation that includes pension cuts and tax hikes to begin in 2019 and 2020 if it passes in the …read more

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