Incidents broke out after noon on Wednesday outside parliament, at the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Sophias avenues, on the sidelines of a massive, peaceful demonstration by Indignants and strikers protesting severe austerity measures.
Groups of hooded individuals threw stones, molotov cocktails (home-made firebombs) and sticks against police inside the parliament courtyard, who responded with teargas.
A strong police contingent remains inside the parliament courtyard, while Amalias avenue, where tension had arisen earlier, has been emptied of demonstrators.
The main bulk of the demonstrators remained congregated in central Syntagma Square and surrounding streets, continuing their peaceful protest.