MPs voted through the austerity package in return for a £110billion EU bailout but the response from the Greek public was one of outrage and violent unrest as looters and protestors set the city ablaze in protest at the cuts in jobs, minimum wage and pensions. 

More than 100,000 protestors marched on parliament as MPs voted, with the police struggling to control the crowds. Rocks – and marble smashed off nearby buildings – and petrol bombs were hurled at police who responded with wave after wave of tear gas and stun grenades in attempts to retain control. 

Ten buildings were set alight across the city, and 23 people were arrested. 

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