58° F
Light Rain
Light Rain

Greece austerity vote approved; Reaction violent

Published On: Feb 13 2012 03:31:48 AM AKST   Updated On: Feb 13 2012 03:32:42 AM AKST

The harsh economic belt tightening that Greeks have endured is about to get much worse. Lawmakers approved a new round of austerity measures that will pave the way for a multi-billion dollar bailout package. The reaction on the street was violent with protesters clashing with riot police and setting buildings on fire.