Demonstrators opposed to the surrender of Greek sovereignty to European bankers are confronting police and throwing Molotov cocktails in Athens, according to reports.
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The protests against the $96 billion bailout plan have shut down much of the city.
USA Today reports:
As the deadline neared and Greece teetered on the verge of financial collapse, a general strike and at least 10 separate protests took place in Athens as demonstrators called for the government to reject the new rescue package or try to renegotiate for better terms from international creditors that include the European Central Bank, eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund. So far, the lenders have been unyielding in their terms.