Austerity sparks riots in Athens

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 28, 2011 9:52 AM
Austerity sparks riots in Athens
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Protests turned violent Tuesday in Greece as police fired tear gas in Athens to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators who had taken to the streets to voice their objection to austerity measures.

Lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on a tough five-year package of tax increases and spending cuts that is necessary for the debt-laden country to secure another bailout.