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Greek riot police teargas anti-austerity union workers in Athens

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Greek police have used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse union members protesting the government's austerity measures.

The protesters were seeking to march on the Finance Ministry in the capital Athens, when they scuffled with police. The rally took place despite a ban on demonstrations in parts of central Athens due to a visit by German President Joachim Gauck. Greece has been the scene of countless protests against crippling austerity measures over the past years. The protests have turned violent on many occasions. The Greek government has imposed the spending cuts to deal with the country’s debt burden. This has been called Greece’s worst economic crisis since the World War Two.