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The year of dissent – Battling Greece, battling Europe
2011 will be remembered for its mass protests in Greece where angry crowds clashed with police and trashed the streets of Athens in response to the government’s austerity measures. The leaders there remain have been under immense pressure from the EU to make saving cuts in order to qualify for desperately-needed bailout money. RT’s correspondent Sara Firth has been covering the protests in Greece during the past year.