Thousands protest Merkel's Greece visit - The New Indian Express

Thousands protest Merkel's Greece visit

  • A banner with the picture of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a protest in front of the parliament in Athens. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
  • Protesters throw stones to riot police during clashes in central Athens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from ordinary Greeks when she flew into Athens on her first visit to the country since its debt crisis erupted three years ago. (Petros Giannakouris/AP)
  • Protesters throw stones at riot police during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/AP)
  • Alexis Tsipras, right, the leader of Greece's main opposition Syriza party, accompanied by Bernd Riexinger, left, co-leader of Germany's Left party Die Linke, walk during a protest in Athens.(Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
  • Greek President Karolos Papoulias, right, attends a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, at the Presidential palace in Athens. Merkel says Greece has covered 'much of the ground' required for recovery, during her landmark visit to the financially stricken country. (AP)
  • A garbage bin burns as riot police look on during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/PA)
  • Demonstrators shout slogans against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. (Giorgos Nissiotis/AP)
  • A vendor sells Greek flags during a protest in Athens. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
  • Paramedics carry a wounded demonstrator during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/AP)
  • Protesters try to bring down a police barrier during a protest in front of the parliament in Athens. Paying her first visit to Greece in five years, Merkel's arrival triggered protests attended by some 50,000 demonstrators in Athens. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)