Greek police turn to teargas as tempers flare over pensions

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By Renee Maltezou and Alkis Konstantinidis

Scuffles broke out and police used teargas during a mass rally in Athens on Thursday as Greeks railed against government pension reforms needed to meet demands of international creditors.

Demanding an end to austerity, about 50,000 Greeks marched peacefully on parliament in central Athens chanting for the government to ditch the proposals, which many see as a betrayal of the leftist values of the main governing party, Syriza.

Public health workers carried black balloons, and a large banner depicting a...


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Greek police turn to teargas as tempers flare over pensions


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