Angry dock workers and meat-lorry drivers added the name of dead terror mastermind Osama bin Laden to their protest chants after clashing with police outside the Bank of Greece on Friday.
About 200 protesters chanted: "Hey, bin Laden, sorry I can't fly an aeroplane, tell them to crash it into the brothel [AN: referring to parliament], so they know not to f**k with the workers."
In an apparently unprovoked response, police used truncheons and tear gas against the protesters as they approached the main entrance of the Panepistimiou St building. One of the protesters required treatment in hospital for facial wound.
Dressed in orange high-visability waistcoats and waving black flags, the protesters also marched to the nearby finance ministry to voice opposition to cuts in lump-sum retirement payouts as a result of the recent bond-swap deal that saw pension funds lose billions of euros. (Athens News/gw)