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Tear Gas Fired on Protesting Greek Police

Riot squads fired tear gas early Thursday and clashed with scores of protesting police officers who had blocked the entrance to Greece’s finance ministry. Authorities said at least one protester was injured in the pre-dawn clashes lasting more than two hours. Uniformed police officers, joined by colleagues from the fire department and coast guard, had gathered in front of the central Athens building to press demands for hazard pay and benefits. The clashes broke out as Greece’s Socialist government grappled with a wave of strikes, and came hours ahead a scheduled meeting with police unions to discuss security planning for the Athens Olympics next August. Full Story

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