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Kathimerini journalist among injured in Athens

Kathimerini and Skai TV journalist Tassos Telloglou was among 43 people injured during disturbances in central Athens on Wednesday.

Of those taken to the hospital, 33 were suffering from breathing problems or light injuries. Riot police made extensive use of tear gas in a bid to disperse crowds that had gathered around Parliament and the Finance Ministry on the other side of Syntagma Square.

In unprecedented scenes, there were clashes between protesters as well as with police. People aligned with the peaceful ?Indignant? movement attempted to stop both extreme right- and left-wing groups from disrupting the demonstrations. This led to fighting between those taking part in the protest. Some also threw missiles at the police.

Telloglou was punched as he was walking along a street near Syntagma. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for bruising and shock.

Four of those injured in Wednesday?s had to undergo surgery.