Greek Police Lob Stun Grenades in Clashes Ahead of Debt Vote

Greek police lobbed stun grenades into crowds of protesters in central Athens Friday night as huge crowds held dueling rallies ahead of a crucial vote on the country's debt deal, Reuters and NBC News reported. The scuffles quickly appeared to calm down, but the issue of Greece's debt has opened a fissure between the Greek populace. At issue is a simple yes-or-no question: endorse an aid deal with European creditors, or spurn the continued austerity measures offered by international creditors to keep the nation afloat. "On Sunday, we are not just deciding that we are staying in Europe, but that we are deciding to live with dignity in Europe," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the crowd of at least 50,000.

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