'We will not offer Greece a cent': German economy minister deals hammer blow to Athens as rioters attack police on the streets
It could almost be a battle from Greece's ancient past - a melee of fighting at close quarters with shields, raised weapons and flags.
But this was the scene in Athens yesterday as riot police clashed with protesters outraged by cutbacks designed to slash the country's huge budget deficit.
The violence came as Germany ruled out offering Greece 'a cent' of financial aid, insisting it should sort out it own problems.
The European Union turned out to be nothing more then a larger scale looting of the people. And now that the Greeks and Icelanders have decided they no longer want to be looted, this could tear the EU apart.