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Greeks riot over austerity plans

Government to raise taxes, cut spending to get foreign loans

Posted: May 2, 2010 at 6:17 a.m.

A man with his foot on fire is among riot police and pedestrians trying Saturday to avoid gasoline bombs being thrown by protesters in Athens.

Hundreds of youths rioted in Athens on Saturday, throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at police who responded with tear gas at a May Day rally against austerity measures being enacted by the cash-strapped government to secure foreign loans to stave off bankruptcy.

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