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Chatter: Anger after Greek pensioner's suicide

A Greek pensioner has been hailed as a victim of economic austerity after he shot himself outside parliament.
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Athens has seen a night of protests following the suicide of a Greek pensioner outside parliament.

The 77-year-old retired pharmacist shot himself during Wednesday morning's rush hour, leaving a note that read: "I have no other way to react apart from finding a dignified end before I start sifting through garbage for food."

Greeks paid tribute to him as a victim of the government's biting austerity measures. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered last night near the spot where he died, reportedly hurling rocks and petrol bombs at riot police.

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