Tear Gas, Petrol Bombs Break Up Greek Protest Rally

Category: Europe Economy / Nov 12, 2015 12:10PM EDT

Greek police fire tear gas at masked protesters wielding petrol bombs during anti-austerity rally in central Athens.

Striking Greeks took to the streets on Thursday (November 12) to protest austerity measures, setting Alexis Tsipras' government its biggest domestic challenge since he was re-elected in September promising to cushion the impact of economic hardship.

Flights were grounded, hospitals ran on skeleton staff, ships were docked at port and public offices stayed shut across the country in the first nationwide walkout called by Greece's largest private and public sector unions in a year.