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A riot policeman assists a colleague after he was hit by a petrol bomb thrown by protester during clashes in Athens Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. Greek workers walked off the job Wednesday for the first general strike since the country's coalition government was formed in June, as the prime minister and finance minister hammered out a package of euros 11.5 billion ($14.87 billion) in spending cuts. Athens has struggled to come up with more punishing austerity measures that would be acceptable to its rescue creditors, with disagreements arising between the three parties that make up the coalition government. Greece’s creditors have demanded more fiscal reforms if they are to continue handing out rescue loans preventing the country from a messy default that could roil the euro. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Greek financial crisis

Greek rights groups warn of an explosion in racist violence over the past

year, with a notable surge since national elections in May and June 2012 that

saw dramatic gains by the far-right Golden Dawn party.