Rioting in Athens Follows Passage of Greek Austerity Measures

Monday, February 13, 2012

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against plans for new austerity measures on June 28, 2011 in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty)

In the Greek capital of Athens the stench of tear gas reportedly still hangs in the in the air this morning. It follows a night of rioting after Greek lawmakers approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the nation from bankruptcy. Many buildings were burned while dozens of stores and cafes were smashed and looted.

Joining us from Athens is Niki Kitsantonis, correspondent for our partner The New York Times, and Katerina, 22-year-old protester in Athens.

Comments [1]

Dennis from Detroit

Outstanding piece on the "interupters" today. Stunning subject

Feb. 13 2012 10:10 AM

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