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Greek Farmers Take on Riot Police With Tomatoes, Shepherd's Crooks, and Rocks
Greek riot police fired tear gas at farmers protesting against pension reform plans who hurled stones, fruit, and vegetables at the agriculture ministry in central Athens on Friday ahead of a major demonstration outside parliament scheduled for later in the day. Under the planned reform of the pension system demanded by Greece's international lenders, farmers face a tripling of their social security contributions and higher income tax. They have been blockading motorways across Greece for over three weeks. Greece's left-leaning government says the step is necessary to ensure future pensions for the group, whose ... (full story)