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Tributes in Greece to pensioner who killed himself

5 April 2012 Last updated at 06:33 BST

Greeks have been holding a vigil at the spot in the capital, Athens, where a pensioner shot himself, apparently in despair over austerity cuts.

People stood silently around the tree on Syntagma Square, outside parliament, where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, killed himself on Wednesday morning.

In a note he left at the scene, he said the cuts had wiped out the pension he had earned.

Clashes between protesters and riot police followed his death.

Mark Lowen reports.