Protester clashing with police in Athens
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Greece approves austerity plan as protesters battle on streets

The Greek parliament has voted in favour of a drastic package of austerity measures intended to save the country from defaulting on its debts.

The proposed tax hikes and spending cuts have been deeply unpopular with the Greek public.

A nationwide 48-hour strike is under way and violent clashes are continuing in the streets of the capital, Athens.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 29 Jun 2011
  • From the section Europe