Greek Trader Gives First-Hand Account of Situation in Greece

A trader at a major Greek bank lets us know how things are looking from his perch above the main square in Athens.

Below is a picture out of his window.

Source: Business Insider

Police have been quite busy today.

A lot of teargas versus stone / debris throwing from the other side.

At least one prominent journalist got roughed up by the crowd, earlier on.

Crowd at midday was several hundred thousand according to the media. I think that is somewhat exaggerated, although they were most definitely a multiple of what other recent day demonstrations have gathered.

After a while fighting started between extremists and police and we are seeing extensive teargas use. It is actually quite unpleasant here in the office. I think I shall call it a day. [Editor note: As for why it's so unpleasant in the office, it's because all the teargas is wafting in]

The large crowds in Syndagma square only gather in the evening onward, so I hope thing have calmed down by then.

Meantime, the Prime Minister is apparently trying to negotiate some kind of coalition government. Don't know what success that effort may have ...

This story originally appeared on Business Insider

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