Chaos in Athens: Greek police use water cannons, tear gas against protesters (PHOTOS)
Demonstrators and police clashed in Athens Wednesday, with tens of thousands gathering to protest in front of the Greek parliament. Demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails, while police used water cannons, tear gas and batons to disperse the crowd.
A bus stop and kiosk were set on fire, according to RT correspondent Peter Oliver, who was at the scene. A deluge of water was used to douse the flames.
At least 100,000 protesters are estimated to be gathered in front of the Parliament building.
“Protesters are fighting a running battle… It’s an Athens urban warzone… I can barely see,” Oliver said.
“There are huge flash bangs near Syntagma Square. Protesters are chanting for bread and freedom – they’re accusing Greece of being a dictatorship,” he continued.
Police tried to move demonstrators away from banks near the square.