Today saw some of the most extreme protests in Athens since the European economic crisis began. With a huge turnout in the streets, youths threw Molotov cocktails at police- and a bank and several other buildings were set on fire.
Unemployment has been on the rise in Greece all year as the government continuously votes for austerity measures. Public services continue to be cut and an entire generation has seen its standard of living drop from under its feet. Where things are crashing everywhere, it’s been the worst for Greece.
Today saw some of the most intense demonstrations against austerity, as people tried to disrupt another package of cuts by the government.
The package, which includes deep cuts in government spending, wages and pensions, will help pave the way for eurozone finance ministers to sign off on the new €130 billion ($172.6 billion) bailout deal. It passed Parliament in a 199-74 vote.