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Greek strikers hit Athens streets

Greek public sector workers have stormed the Acropolis and scuffled with riot police after launching a 48-hour strike against austerity measures.

They have been introduced in return for a 110bn euro (£95bn) international rescue package agreed for the country.

Dozens of Communist protesters broke into the ancient Acropolis at dawn, draping giant banners on the Parthenon temple reading: "Peoples of Europe Rise Up."


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