Greek protests turn violent

Updated 1412 GMT (2212 HKT) October 18, 2012
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Riot police clash with demonstrators at an anti-austerity rally in Athens on October 18, 2012. The rally took place as workers across the country went on a 24-hour strike and EU leaders met to discuss the eurozone crisis. AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator clashes with riot police in Athens. AFP/Getty Images
A demonstrator wearing a gas mask waves a Greek flag during clashes between police and anti-austerity protestors in Athens. Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators after they broke through a police line outside luxury hotels on central Syntagma Square. AFP/Getty Images
Communist-affiliated protesters gather in central Athens prior to a protest march marking the 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012. AFP/Getty Images
Police detain an anti-austerity demonstrator in Athens. AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally in Athens. AFP/Getty Images
People walk by closed shops in Athens during the 24-hour strike. Greece's fourth national strike this year brought the country to a virtual standstill and shut down most of the transport system. AFP/Getty Images