Greece: riots and protests during general strike against austerity

December 6, 2012
GREECE ATHENS Firefighters extinguish a ticket kiosk set on fire by protesters. A demonstration that turned violent was held in front of Greek parliament under heavy rain on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

GREECE ATHENS Firefighters extinguish a ticket kiosk set on fire by protesters. A demonstration that turned violent was held in front of Greek parliament under heavy rain on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

GREECE ATHENS Firefighters extinguish a ticket kiosk set on fire by protesters. A demonstration that turned violent was held in front of Greek parliament under heavy rain on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

GREECE ATHENS Firefighters extinguish a ticket kiosk set on fire by protesters. A demonstration that turned violent was held in front of Greek parliament under heavy rain on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Clashes between protesters and police. A demonstration turned violent on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.© Socrates Baltagiannis/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Clashes between protesters and police. A demonstration turned violent on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Socrates Baltagiannis/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Clashes between protesters and police. A demonstration turned violent on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.© Socrates Baltagiannis/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Clashes between protesters and police. A demonstration turned violent on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Socrates Baltagiannis/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters. A demonstration turned violent in heavy rain on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters. A demonstration turned violent in heavy rain on the second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

A protester holding the national flags of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.  Thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions unions. The second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Socrates Baltagiannis/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

A protester holding the national flags of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions unions.
The second of a two-day general strike against austerity.
© Socrates Baltagiannis/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions. © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions.
© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Athens, Greece - Thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions.. © Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

Athens, Greece – Thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions..
© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

A couple kissing as thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions.© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk

A couple kissing as thousands protest against austerity during parliamentary voting on the second day of general strike organized by trades unions.
© Gerasimos Koilakos/Invision Images/reportdigital.co.uk