January 30, 2013
Thanassis Stavrakis photo

Riot police use shields to move away supporters of detained protesters from outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Protesters from a Communist-backed labor union forced their way into a government building and clashed with police who used tear gas to expel them. Members of the union are protesting planned reforms to the country’s pension and income contribution system part of ongoing austerity cuts demanded by Greece’s euro partners and the International Monetary Fund who are keeping the country afloat with emergency loans.

 
 
 
 

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