Six arrested as police, protesters clash in Athens


Six people were arrested late Tuesday as Greek police clashed with demonstrators protesting a visit by US President Barack Obama, in central Athens.

Riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters demonstrating just a few kilometers from the presidential mansion where Greek officials were hosting an official dinner for the American leader.

The violence broke out as protesters tried to break through cordon lines to reach the Parliament and the US embassy. Some protesters threw two Molotov cocktails at police before dispersing into nearby streets.