Riots Escalate In Syntagma Square As Greece Prepares To Vote On More Austerity

Protests are escalating in Syntagma Square in Athens, in the lead up to a vote on a new round of austerity measures.

Those austerity measures — including a new round of public sector layoffs — must be passed in order for Greece to receive its next tranche of bailout aid from the EC/ECB/IMF troika.

Check out these pictures from a livecam at

greece riots october 2011 4This is just part of the crowd at Syntagma Square right now.


greece riots october 2011 1Protestors throw things at police (off-camera)


greece riots october 2011 2The police enter and temporarily disperse the crowd.


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