Video: Violence seizes Athens as Greece passes austerity bill

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    >>> overseas this was a make or break day in grease, where the parliament held a key vote to deal with that nation's dire situation, one that's having a ripple effect as you may know around the world. the vote again brought people to the street. another day of a lot of violence there. cnbc's michelle caruso cab can brother row.

    >> this is the greek parliament voted to avoid bankruptcy. protesters set fire to the finance ministry .

    >> we cannot stand them, we cannot pay, we are not going to pay.

    >> reporter: when it was over, more than 100 were injured including 38 police officers . unrest is expected to continue as the government struggles to impose the five-year-old -- opposed by 80% of the pop lagsz. the president argued the suffering was necessary to avoid the country's collapse. support from two opposition lawmakers assured passage. but even a new $17 billion loan may not be enough to avoid financial meltdown.

    >> lots of people do not believe this can resolve the situation. i think congress needs to prove that this was a viable way out.

    >> chanceler andrea merkel held the vote as a really good piece of news. but thousands on the streets of@neof thens disagrees they hope to raise several billion by selling off the water company and the utility company and some of the country's beaches.

    >> i know it's been a long stay there, we appreciate your reporting here tonight.

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Photos: Greek austerity protests turn violent

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  1. Protesters take part in a rally against austerity in front of the parliament at Syntagma square in Athens on June 30. The Greek parliament passed a second austerity bill, opening the way for the EU and IMF to release a 12 billion euro (about $17 billion) loan instalment which Athens urgently needs to stave off bankruptcy. (Yiorgos Karahalis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. A woman sweeps broken glass from the floor of a fast-food restaurant following two days of violent demonstrations around Syntagma square in Athens on June 30. (Yiorgos Karahalis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. A protester holds stones during violent protests around Syntagma square in Athens on June 29. Greek police fired teargas and battled masked demonstrators who attacked the finance ministry on Wednesday after lawmakers passed the first of two austerity bills demanded by international lenders to stave off default. (John Kolesidis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Riot police fire tear gas to disperse protesters during clashes near the Greek Parliament on June 29 in Athens. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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    A bleeding protester is seen following clashes with riot police at Syntagma square in central Athens on June 29. (Petros Giannakouris / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. A protester prepares to hit riot police with a stick during clashes at Syntagma Square, central Athens, on Wednesday, June 29. (Petros Giannakouris / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Demonstrators cower from the impact of stun grenades in front of Parliament in Athens, June 29. (John Kolesidis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A protester sprays riot police with a fire extinguisher in Syntagma Square, June 29. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Protesters, their faces covered with a liquid antacid to help protect against the effects of tear gas, sit during clashes between riot police and other protesters, June 29. (Petros Giannakouris / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. A protester kicks a tear gas canister back at police in Syntagma Square. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Riot police protect the Parliament in Athens. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Riot policemen evade a Molotov cocktail near the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Alexandros Vlachos / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Demonstrators clash with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Orestis Panagiotou / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. A protester throws a stone at riot police in front of the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Protesters brace to square off against riot police in front of the Greek Parliament. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. A Greek Orthodox priest drives his buggy next to riot police during clashes in central Athens, June 29. (Petros Giannakouris / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Police arrest a protester during clashes in central Athens, June 29. (Petros Giannakouris / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. People run away from tear gas during a protest at Syntagama Square in Athens, June 29. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. People carry an injured protester in Athens, June 29. (Filippo Monteforte / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Protesters clash with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Demonstrators clash with riot police in front of the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Police clash with protesters in Athens, June 29. (Panagiotis Tzamaros / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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    An injured protester is tended to in Athens, June 29. (John Kolesidis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. A protester shouts in front of riot police in Athens, June 29. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. A riot policeman strikes a demonstrator in central Athens, June 29. (Thanassis Stavrakis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. A man drives with his dog past riot police blocking access to the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Communist party lawmaker Liana Kanelli enters her car after protesters threw yogurt on her face as she tried to reach the Greek Parliament, June 29. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Riot police stand guard in front of the Greek Parliament, June 29. (Yiorgos Karahalis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. A protester throws a tear gas canister at riot police during a 48-hour general strike in Athens, June 28. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Riot police arrest demonstrators in Athens, June 29. (Milos Bicanski / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. A protester throws a projectile at police in front of the Parliament, June 28. (John Kolesidis / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. A stick-wielding man charges at a police officer during a 48-hour general strike in Athens, June 28. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Protesters run away from riot police in Athens, June 28. (Aris Messinis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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