As the Greek parliament met today, Sunday February 12, 2012, to try and reach agreement on the latest EU debt deal, protesters took to the streets again. Once again Athens saw rampaging protesters.
As police tried to keep the rioters out of Parliament an historic building a cinema, began to burn, At time of writing the riots are continuing.
Tens of thousands of rioters and protesters took to the streets in protest about the austerity measures the EU are placing on Greece. The protesters have said that those in parliament about to vote on the austerity measures were the ones responsible for the financial mess Greece is in right now.
It has been reported that tear gas has been widely used today and has infiltrated the Greek parliament. The Greek people are in a lose lose situation. The austerity measures will leave many suffering for years. Failure to pass the debt deal will herald the unthinkable and perhaps a collapse in many other countries too and the EU.
Today's detruction has also damaged cafes and shops which will cause further problems.