Greek protests get violent ahead of austerity vote

Associated Press
Greek protests get violent ahead of austerity vote

Protesters gather in front of the parliament in Athens on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Greece’s 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. But potential defections could severely weaken the conservative-led coalition formed in June with the intention of keeping Greece in the euro.(AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

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