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Indignants return to Syntagma Square, riot police respond with tear gas

An estimated 1,000 so-called “Indignants” gathered in Syntagma Square on Sunday to protest the government’s austerity measures.

The Indignants first made their mark in Greece during the summer of 2011, when tens of thousands of people gathered in Athens’s main square in front of Parliament to demonstrate against the terms of the EU-IMF memorandum and the country’s political elite.

After about two months of protests, the Indignants’ movement fizzled out but several hundred people attempted on Sunday afternoon to revive it.

They were greeted by dozens of riot police, who made use of tear gas and arrested at least one protester.

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