The square by the Greek Parliament grew into a scene of chaos today - with protesters and police exchanging molotov cocktails and tear gas grenades. Up to a million people are taking part in protests, with around fifty thousand in the streets around Parliament alone. The action is against a third round of austerity being debated by the government. If passed, it would mean deep slashes to pensions, and a raise in the retirement age to 67.
Attorney and Professor of constitutional law, George Katrougalos, says austerity has shown itself to be a path to disaster.