Papandreou Prevails in First
Greek Austerity Vote After Clashes
Oct-19-2011--Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a preliminary vote on a new round of austerity measures, sending a signal to euro-area leaders that Greece will hold to its bailout program amid social unrest. About 70,000 people gathered in Athens for the first day of a 48-hour strike in one of the biggest protests yet against Papandreou's program of cost-cutting and tax rises, according to police. They said 50 officers were injured in the square and they had reports of 3 civilians hospitalized in the clashes.
Twenty-eight people were detained for attacks on police and another five arrested.
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