May 8, 2016 / 5:50 PM / 2 years ago

Greek police fire teargas at demonstrators outside parliament

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired rounds of teargas during a protest outside parliament in central Athens on Sunday evening where lawmakers were discussing controversial tax and pension reforms, a Reuters witness said.

Members of the communist-affiliated PAME union take part in a rally commemorating May Day, which was postponed due to the Greek Orthodox Easter, and against tax and pension reforms in Athens, Greece, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A number of hooded protestors threw petrol bombs at police, who responded with stun grenades and teargas, forcing crowds to quickly disperse.

Writing by Michele Kambas

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