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Amnesty International has called for the Greek authorities to end the "unlawful and disproportionate use of force by police".
"Images in the international media and eyewitness statements to Amnesty International present mounting evidence of police beating and ill-treating peaceful demonstrators," said Nicola Duckworth, the group's Europe and Central Asia programme director.
The worst civil disturbances to hit Greece in decades, the riots have dealt another blow to the already badly dented popularity of the ruling conservatives. They have also left a trail of devastation.