Tuesday 23 December 2014

Pictures: Greece austerity strike and protests

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A molotov cocktail explodes beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens. Photo: Reuters
A molotov cocktail explodes beside riot police
A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail at riot police. Photo: Reuters
A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail at riot police. Photo: Reuters
Teargas canisters explode beside riot police officers near Syntagma square. Photo: Reuters
Supporters of the Greek Communist party march by the parliament during a 24-hour labour strike in Athens. Photo: Reuters
A police officer stands behind a closed gate at the ancient site of the Acropolis during a 24-hour strike in Athens. Photo: Reuters
Workers shout slogans during a general strike protest in Athens.
A view of the abandoned main Athens train station today, as Greece faces a paralysing 24 hours general strike and unions take to the streets to protest at a new round of sweeping austerity cuts.
A man stands inside Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos airport during a 24-hour labour strike.
People walk by a closed pharmacy with a sticker on its window reading closed due to a strike
Workers hold a banner that reads resist during a general strike in Athens

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