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Greeks Protest Debt-Control Rules

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest new austerity measures to be announced by the government to control the country's massive debt, and though most were peaceful, anarchists in motorcycle helmets threw Molotov cocktails at police and vandalized property. Ten people were arrested. The Greek prime minister is expected to announce cost-controls Sunday before the finance minister flies to Brussels for an emergency meeting with other euro-zone leaders; the measures will include a freeze on public-sector salaries, tax hikes, and pension cuts. The country will get €120 billion in aid in return. Greeks are angry about the public-sector cuts, pushed by the International Monetary Fund. Until now, one-third of all Greece's citizens were employed in civil service, a job guaranteed for life.