Violent Protests Break Out In Greece... AGAINST OBAMA!
Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in central Athens on Tuesday to disperse about 3,000 Left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama, after they tried to enter an area declared off-limits to demonstrators.
The violence broke out as youths in motorcycle helmets and gas masks, armed with wooden clubs and petrol bombs, tried to break a police cordon in front of a barrier formed by police buses.
Rioters retired to the Athens Polytechnic university complex in the city centre, the site of a 1973 student uprising, and engaged in running street fights with police.
Left-wing and anarchist groups who organised the protest had originally planned to reach the US embassy in another part of town.
But authorities banned demonstrations in a large swathe of the city centre, to ensure that protesters came nowhere near Obama, who was attending a formal dinner at the residence of Greek President Procopis Pavlopoulos.