#AceWorldNews says scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the Finance Ministry in central Athens.
The protests took place as Greece’s international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of fiscal reforms, AP said. Ministry cleaning staff, school guards and municipal workers were protesting job cuts required under Greece’s bailout agreement.
Riot police used small amounts of pepper spray as protesters attempted to block a major avenue in the capital’s main Syntagma Square outside the ministry.
More than a dozen protesters were earlier detained who attempted to enter another nearby government ministry.