Athens Protests Turn Violent

Riot police have been deployed to push back against protesters who have been hurling stones and homemade bombs


Smoke from petrol bombs spread across streets in Athens. Gangs of young people hurled stones and bottles and were chased by riot police firing tear gas through Syntagma square in front of the Greek parliament.

Helicopters buzzed overhead as violence flared during an anti-austerity march in the capital.

Reports indicate there have been no serious injuries with some 120 people detained.