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Rioters and police clash at Acropolis | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 14.10.2010

Riot police used tear gas and batons to disperse hundred of protestors barricading the Acropolis for a second straight day Thursday. The protestors, most of them workers at the Culture Ministry, are demanding back wages and permanent employment contracts.

The strike began on Wednesday, when some 200 employees  barricaded the Acropolis and refused to allow tourists to enter Greece's most famous tourist site unless their demands were met.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:39:12 AM EST
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France24 - Riot police break up anti-austerity protests at the Akropolis
AFP - Riot police on Thursday stormed the Acropolis to break up a blockade of Greece's top monument by protesting culture ministry staff as the government faced fresh opposition to its austerity policies.
   
The police broke into the monument perimeter through a side entrance and used tear gas to disperse media covering the event as they tried to corner the protesters and evacuate the site, which was closed to the public for the second day.
   
The protesters grabbed on to fence railings to prevent their removal from the hilltop site overlooking central Athens as gathered tourists snapped pictures.
   
At least one protester was detained as the police emptied the site, an AFP photographer said.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 11:45:40 AM EST
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