Thousands take to Athens’ streets in protest to Obama visit

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Violent clashes have broken out between Greek police and demonstrators protesting US President Barack Obama’s visit to Athens.

Riot police used teargas to disperse the around-7,000-strong crowd of protesters who had taken to the streets in central Athens on Tuesday.

Greek riot policemen clash with protesters during a demonstration against the visit of US President Barack Obama, in Athens, Greece, November 15, 2016.

The protesters had initially planned to march towards the US embassy, but clashes with police disrupted the march.

A hooded protester prepares to throw a petrol bomb at riot police during clashes following a demonstration against the visit of US President Barack Obama, in Athens, Greece, November 15, 2016. 

All manners of protest had been banned in the city over Obama’s trip, with police parking buses along the US president’s route.

The protests turned violent after demonstrators attempted to break through police cordons around the…

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