(euronews) Clashes have broken out between rival groups of protesters in front of the Greek parliament where lawmakers are due to vote on sweeping new austerity measures. Members of the Communist PAME union turned on hooded youths who had begun hurling rocks and petrol bombs at them. PAME traditionally supports peaceful rallies. Yesterday’s protest ended in violence with 70 people – including 50 police officers – injured…
Source, Video: http://www.euronews.net/2011/10/20/greek-protesters-turn-on-each-other/
(contrainfo) Greece, October 20th: Constant updates – Second day of nationwide general strike
(…) 15.00 GMT+2 Clashes are escalating in Syntagma; colours, stones and Molotov cocktails thrown into Stalinist crowd.
14.50 GMT+2 Members of the movement ‘Den Plirono’ (I won’t pay!) first took a stance against PAME union’s ‘safeguard’ near the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Then blocks of anti-authoritarians arrived, as well as the Anarchists’ Assembly for Social Self-determination.
Clashes erupted as protesters tried to reach the parliament. A huge anarchist block attacked Stalinist lines. They are face to face by the Great Britain Hotel in Syntagma. Police fired tear gas. The clashes are severe; flares were shot straight into the crowd. Generalized clashes between hundreds of anarchists and Stalinists in Syntagma; stones, bottles and flares are thrown. Protesters tried to break through PAME lines to reach the parliament.
In Syntagma and along Panepistimiou Street members of PAME swear at rioters and have even beaten several up. (…)