Greek riot police fired teargas against austerity protesters when they gathered outside the offices of governing party SYRIZA in Thessaloniki at Friday noon. Unionists and members of leftist parties gathered outside the SYRIZA office holding banners and chanting slogans. At one point, protesters tried to enter the offices and riot police made limited use of teargas to disperse the crowd.
Protesters continued their march to downtown Thessaloniki.
Earlier, it was protesting policemen who had gathered outside the SYRIZA offices. Holding banners and chanting against like “It’s a shame to give the uniformed the final shot” the policemen asked the government to withdraw the Pensions Reform and stick to the promises it gave before it came to power.