Greek violence flares; cuts OK’d

Protesters, police clash before Parliament acts on crisis

Posted: November 8, 2012 at 2:26 a.m.

Greek riot police officers and members of the media stand next to a burning bus ticket kiosk near the parliament during clashes in Athens on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Greece fragile coalition government faces its toughest test so far when lawmakers vote later Wednesday on new painful austerity measures demanded to keep the country afloat, on the second day of a nationwide general strike. The euro13.5 billion ($17.3 billion) package is expected to scrape through Parliament, following a hasty one-day debate. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

An anti-austerity demonstration in Athens turned violent Wednesday as protesters clashed with riot police before Parliament approved a crucial new package of spending cuts.

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