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    Greek protests turn violent

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    The streets of Athens have erupted in violence as Greece's parliament prepares to vote on a controversial austerity package.

    The package involves job losses, privatisation and tax rises.

    Without those measures Greece will not be given access to any more loans from the European Union or the International Monetary Fund. Opponents, however, say it that it condemns ordinary Greek citizens to years of poverty.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Athens, the Greek capital.