Three Dead In Greece Protests

May 5, 2010

Greece (ChattahBox) – Violent protests turned deadly after a fire bomb hit a bank in the center of Athens, killing three people working inside.

The protests are in response the financial crisis plaguing the country, and officials were in parliament discussing a highly controversial economic package that would effect many working within the private sector.

Earlier, protesters stormed the steps of the building, demanding lawmakers to exit and face them. But riot police pushed them back.

As the protests progressed, they became violent.

Several buildings were set on fire, according to media at the scene, and a fire truck was set alight near the Temple of Zeus.

A fire bomb was launched into a bank, where three people were killed and five removed. Four more people have been reported as missing in the attack.



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