Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou went abroad in search of help and support from the leaders of European countries. The police dispersed the demonstrators with tear gas and batons. The crowd chased ceremonial guards in kilts 19th century and damaged the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament, while a trade union leader was beaten demonstrators left-handed. It was the largest outbreak of violence since the take-off of the debt crisis in Greece at the end of last year. The police arrested five people, seven police officers were injured.
The financial problems of Greece and noticeably rocked the European Union and the single currency - the euro - the purpose of which was originally to prevent Europe from being too large debt.
Protesters fight with police in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on March 5. (AFP / Getty Images / Aris Messinis)
The man with the flag is at the cordon of police outside the parliament building in Athens. The Greek government has cut the budget for 4, 8 billion euros. (AP / Thanassis Stavrakis)
Assault force passes by burning barricades in the center of Athens. Young people in masks attacked the leader of the largest union of Greece and stoned police. The violence occurred after the proposal of the Prime Minister George Papandreou to reduce spending in an attempt to get out of the debt crisis. (AP / Thanassis Stavrakis)
A protester throws a stone at police guarding the entrance to the parliament building during a protest in Athens. Several dozen demonstrators threw stones at police outside the Greek Parliament, and then broke nearby windows and robbed some police plastic sheeting. (AFP / Getty Images / Louisa Gouliamaki)