Riots, Nationwide Strike Against Government Austerity Paralyzes Greece

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Tens of thousands of Greeks rioted in the streets of Athens, Greece Wednesday while much of the country went on a 24-hour strike against government austerity measures. A small group of youths threw Molotov cocktails at police, who responded with tear gas. However, the 20,000 people who filed through downtown Athens—a relatively large crowd for a Greek strike—mostly limited themselves to chanting anti-government slogans.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal EUROPE Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece