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Riots in Athens as left-wing supporters vent their anger at newly-elected premier

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Riots in Athens as left-wing supporters vent their anger at newly-elected premier

<p>Greek police clashed with rioters in central Athens on Thursday in the first disturbances since the left-wing Syriza government took power. </p> <p>The far-left protesters threw petrol bombs and burned cars as they vented their anger at the administration of newly-elected premier Alexis Tsipras.</p> <p>Some people are particularly angry about the deal struck with EU partners last week to extend the bailout programme. </p> <p>Even some members of Tsipras’s own Syriza party have accused him of going back on election promises, including a pledge to end the 240 billion euro bailout and the austerity measures that go with it.</p>