May 17, 2017 / 10:41 AM / 2 years ago

Greek police fire teargas on demonstrators in central athens

Members of the communist-affiliated PAME trade union shout slogans during a demonstration marking a 24-hour general strike against the latest round of austerity Greece has agreed with its lenders, in Athens, Greece, May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas to disperse demonstrators in central Athens on Wednesday as a protest was underway against new austerity measures in the country’s parliament.

Reuters witnesses saw several rounds of teargas being fired against demonstrators. Some demonstrators responded by throwing firecrackers at police.

Reporting By Michele Kambas

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