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Trouble erupts as protesters try to storm Greek parliament

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Greek police officers fired tear gas at protesters trying to break through a police line in front of the parliament.

The trouble began as thousands gathered in Athens, part of a nationwide anti-austerity strike. The protests are a result of the spending cuts and tax rises the government will have to make to meet EU requirements as part of a 110bn euro rescue package.

Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens.

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