Nov 07 2012
Athens, Greece (CNN) — Protesters in Athens threw Molotov cocktails and police fought back with tear gas outside the Greek parliament Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a new round of austerity measures.
As many as 70,000 people took place in the demonstration, which comes on the second day of a general strike called by unions opposed to further cuts.
Greek media are anticipating a cliffhanger in parliament late Wednesday night, with passage of the austerity measures expected by just a handful of votes. Parliament’s economic affairs committee approved the bill late Tuesday.