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Protesters arrested at rally on Tuesday face prosecutor

A total of 24 Greeks arrested during Tuesday?s anti-austerity rally in central Athens faced a prosecutor on Wednesday on a string of charges including disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, causing grievous bodily harm and illegal weapons? possesion.

A 56-year-old American national who paraded naked in front of Parliament after yesterday?s rally was cleared of charges of lewd behavior but received a four-month suspended jail term for being in the country illegally.

The man, a New Yorker who had been residing in northern Athens, reportedly claimed to have been suffering from psychological problems.

A second man who ran naked through Syntagma Square appears to have eluded arrest.

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