Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Protests greet Merkel in Greece

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Greece that the "tough path" of painful spending cuts will pay off, amid demonstrations by thousands of protesters in Athens in a show of anger against her visit. Police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse protesters attempting to storm a barricade just blocks away from where Merkel was meeting with Antonio Samaras, Greek prime minister, while small groups of masked youths threw bottles at riot police. Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens.

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