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Greek protesters occupy ministry office, clash with police


Greek anti-austerity protesters stormed the office of the labour minister on Wednesday and clashed with police after 30 demonstrators were arrested.

The scuffles erupted after police detained members of the Communist-affiliated PAME group who had forced their way into the ministry and occupied Labour Minister Yannis Vroutsis’s office for about two hours.

Police fired teargas and used batons to disperse roughly 300 demonstrators who rallied outside the ministry in solidarity, with banners reading “No to cuts!” and “Take to the streets!”

Greece has seen a surge in protests – many of which have turned violen...