Greek police on Monday fired teargas to control a demonstration of pensioners protesting over cutbacks to their benefits, part of an austerity drive dictated by international lenders.
About 1,500 pensioners attempted to march to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's office. Riot police blocked their path.
Tensions flared when dozens of pensioners attempted to push over a police bus blocking their way a few hundred meters (yards) from Tsipras's office.
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police made limited use of teargas against pensioners protesting in central Athens on Monday over cutbacks to their benefits.