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Greek protesters hurl Molotov cocktails at police [Video]

February 10, 2012 | 12:57 pm

Protesters hurl Molotov cocktails and stones at Greek riot police Friday in this video from news channel Russia Today. Ten people were injured, including eight officers, the Associated Press reported.

Clashes erupted in central Athens as thousands of people took to the streets to protest new austerity measures that would slash the Greek minimum wage and ax thousands of government jobs. A crucial parliamentary vote on the austerity measures is planned for Sunday.

Greece has been locked in tortuous negotiations over harsh measures to avoid default and get more help from the European Union. After EU officials said the cuts still wouldn't go far enough, many Greeks and their politicians were feeling they had been humiliated:


Political resignations and general strikes hit Greece 

Greece agrees to more cuts but fails to secure more aid 

Greek leaders agree to new spending cuts in bid to avert default 

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles