Violence Breaks Out As Greece Protests Austerity; 1 Dead

10:30 a.m. EDT Update: The Guardian reports (via AP) a man who died during the protests apparently suffered a heart attack. He was 65.

Earlier: The Guardian confirms a man has died during the protests. “There is some speculation that he had a fainting fit and other suggestions that he either suffered a cardiac arrest or stroke,” reports the Guardian’s Helena Smith.

An autopsy has been scheduled. 

The Greek economy has come to a standstill again as its workers have gone on strike to protest austerity.

And it has gotten violent. 

greek austerity protest October 18 2012

Photo: AP

greek austerity protest October 18 2012

Photo: AP

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