SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras meets with members of Die Linke the German Left party as riot police confront anti Austerity protests greet the visit of Angela Merkel to Greece

October 11, 2012

Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party leader Alexis Tsipras meets with members of Die Linke (R) Bernd Riexinger, (L), co-leader of the German Left party (C) MP Andrej Hunko. The demonstration against austerity was held in central Athens during visit by Angela Merkel to Greece © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Protesters confront riot police on a protest against austerity held in central Athens during the visit by Angela Merkel to Greece © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Protesters confront riot police on a protest against austerity held in central Athens during the visit by Angela Merkel to Greece © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Protesters confront riot police on a protest against austerity held in central Athens during the visit by Angela Merkel to Greece © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

A lawyer tries to note down the name of a protester arrested by riot police. Protesters confront riot police on a protest against austerity held in central Athens during the visit by Angela Merkel to Greece © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk