By Rocky Vega
05/05/10 Stockholm, Sweden – Today, some 18,000 Greeks took to the streets in intense and violent protest against the new austerity measures recently launched. Greece, to lock in EU and IMF support, has instituted measures including reduced salaries for public workers, pension freezes, and increased sales tax.
Bloomberg reports that despite the presence of about 1,700 police officers, a fire started at Marfin Egnatia Bank SA spread quickly and tragically resulted in three deaths.
The picture below is from The Business Insider, and to get a better sense of the civil unrest taking place there you can visit its coverage of the most violent Greek riot yet.