12 February 2012 Last updated at 17:58 ET
Greece's parliament has passed a controversial package of austerity measures, demanded by the eurozone and IMF in return for a 130bn-euro ($170bn; £110bn) bailout to avoid default.
The vote came amid some of the worst violence in Greece since riots in 2008.
Protesters outside parliament threw stones and petrol bombs, and police fired tear gas. Several people were injured and buildings were set on fire.
PM Lucas Papademos urged calm, saying violence had no place in a democracy.
Lawmakers have also approved a related deal to write off 100bn euros of Greek debt held by private banks.
Article Source : BBC News
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