Athens was a Riot Today, Literally. Here are photos.

It's almost 16:00 now and things have quieted down. The streets around Parliament are a mess. Got my first taste of teargas today (admittedly, the last time I was involved in a protest was way back in 2003 in London against the Iraq War). Needless to say, folks here aren't all taking these austerity measures very well. Thousands came out for the protest today and there was even an attempt to storm Parliament earlier, which was repelled. The BBC reports that at least three people were killed when a bank was set on fire. I definitely saw more than a few petrol bombs go off.

What a vacation!