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Greek police use teargas, protesters throw petrol bombs

Demonstrators stand in front of the Greek Parliament on Athens' main Syntagma square during a 48-hour general strike. Greek police on Wednesday used teargas and protesters hurled petrol bombs outside the Greek parliament, as lawmakers met ahead of a crucial vote on a new round of austerity measures, an AFP journalist said.

Greek police on Wednesday used teargas and protesters hurled petrol bombs outside the Greek parliament, as lawmakers met ahead of a crucial vote on a new round of austerity measures, an AFP journalist said.

Tension rose after nearly two hours of peaceful demonstrations by more than 70,000 protesters.