Protest erupts as Greek Parliament approves more bailout reforms

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens to protest new reforms which could make significant changes to the country. The Greek Parliament on Monday passed several reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for fresh bailout funds. The bill introduces a new electronic process for foreclosures on overdue loans and outstanding payments to the state, opens up closed professions, restructures family benefits and makes it harder to call a strike. About 20,000 people rallied outside parliament during the vote. Bus, subway and city rail services were disrupted and some flights were grounded as workers went on strike to protest against the bill. As the vote was in progress, police fired teargas to disperse protesters who hurled stones and petrol bombs at them.