Greeks protest austerity measures – A molotov fire bomb explodes by police during a protest in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Wednesday, October 5. At least 10,000 marchers shut down the center of the Greek capital Wednesday to protest the latest waves of austerity measures announced by the government.
Greeks protest austerity measures – Demonstrators clash with police in the face of tear gas. The protests are part of a 24-hour general strike in the public sector that shut down Athens International Airport, government ministries and schools. Hospitals operated on skeleton staffs, and some commuter rail services were closed.
Greeks protest austerity measures – Protesters march toward the Greek Parliament shouting slogans against their government and the group overseeing Greece's $146 billion bailout: the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund.
Greeks protest austerity measures – The protesters are unionized public-sector workers who are angry about pay cuts, which they say amount to as much as 40% of their take-home pay.
Greeks protest austerity measures – Police arrest a protester during Wednesday's rally in Athens.
Greeks protest austerity measures – The 24-hour general strike leaves Athens International Airport looking deserted Wednesday.