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Greek leftists protest ahead of German approval of bailout extension
Greek leftists protest ahead of German approval of bailout extension

Greek leftists angered by government backtracking on election promises to ease austerity measures took to the streets of Athens for the first time since the leftist Syriza party came to power last month in an overnight melee that saw shop windows smashed, cars torched and rocks hurled at riot police. The violence by about 50 black-clad militants followed a Thursday night demonstration by more than 400 leftists opposed to the new government's capitulation to more budget cuts and tax collection in exchange for continued cash lifelines from European creditors already owed $270 billion. Early Friday, the German parliament voted to approve the four-month bailout extension for Greece that...

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