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Athens protests amid Angela Merkel's visit

9 October 2012 Last updated at 15:55 BST

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived amid heavy security for her first Greek visit since the eurozone crisis erupted nearly three years ago.

Thousands of people who blame Germany for forcing painful austerity measures on Greece are protesting in Athens.

Police have fired teargas towards some stone-throwing demonstrators..

Mark Lowen reports from Athens.