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Rioters In Greece Are Wilding Out

Greece, the birthplace of Western Democracy, is broke, forcing the government to approve an austerity budget calling for massive pay cuts across the boards for workers and a huge increase in taxes—this would include a sharp increase in cost of cigarettes/alcohol/fuel—sending the people into a tizzy on the streets of Athens. Protesters not only clashed with authorities, but they also lit them on fire, as well as a bank, killing three people trapped inside. Naturally, this isn’t good for tourism or the stock market.

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