Greek police use tear gas on pensioners at anti-austerity protest



Police in Greece have used tear gas on pensioners who were protesting against cuts to their income from the state.
Some of the hundreds of protesting pensioners tried to topple a police bus, while others attempted to break through riot police lines.
Due to austerity reforms, pensions in Greece have been cut repeatedly and they are now worth 25-55% less than they were before the economic crisis.
Pensions are a sticking point in Greek dealings with international creditors.
Greece debt crisis: The cost to pensioners
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3 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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