Sunday, February 12, 2012

Street Clashes As Greece Gears Up For Cuts



Street clashes have been breaking out in Athens as tens of thousands of people gather in anticipation of parliament's vote on a fresh raft of austerity measures.


The country's prime minister, Lucas Papademos, has warned of "uncontrolled chaos" if if the spending cuts are not approved.

Sky's Europe correspondent Robert Nisbet, in Athens, said thousands of police were in the area of the parliament building to deal with violence.

As many as 30,000 protesters have arrived and more are coming all the time, including families with children, Nisbet added.

Tear gas has been fired into the crowd and police are armed with water canons. Read More