School guards scuffle with police in central Athens protest

School guards protesting their induction into a cost-cutting civil service mobility scheme on Tuesday clashed briefly with riot police outside the Administrative Reform Ministry on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in central Athens, prompting the police to use tear gas to disperse a group of about a dozen protesters trying to muscle their way into the building.

One woman was lightly injured in the scuffle when she tripped on a sidewalk and banged her head.

The protest was also joined by cleaning ladies who have been fired from the ministry.

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