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Pensioner's Suicide Sparks Riots In Greece

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Published on Apr 5, 2012

Violent clashes took place in Athens as Greek police used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse an angry crowd of protesters. The demonstration was provoked by the suicide of a retired pharmacist sent over the edge by national austerity measures.

­Some 1,500 people took part in the late evening protest on Wednesday in Athens's central Syntagma Square in front of the parliament.

Angry people were throwing stones and firebombs at riot police officers.

Security forces used tear gas and flash grenades against the demonstrators to curb the violent attacks.

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