Only one day after protests spilled into violence in Madrid, anti-austerity protestors in Greece have clashed with riot police, with tear gas and petrol bombs thrown by both parties.

In Athens, subsections of a larger anti-austerity protest have engaged with police, throwing missiles and petrol bombs, as the country went through its first general strike under the new government lead by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Protestors angry at the country's deep austerity measures took to the streets in the capital, with riot police teams also on the streets to combat any disruptions.

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A fire bomb explodes among Greek police in Athens on Wednesday

Over 350,000 workers have been estimated to be on strike across the country on Wednesday.

In the video above, riot police clash with protestors by throwing tear gas canisters in the direction of the protestors which, according to the Guardian, police are meant to be banned from doing.

Away from the violent sectors of the protests, an estimated 70,000 Greeks marched on the parliament complex in Athens, demanding their government resist the EU and the IMF.

Despite a confrontational afternoon, the violence appeared to cool later in the afternoon.

In response to the clashes, more in Spain and market uncertainty based on the countries' financial struggles, stock markets across Europe slid.

London's FTSE 100 Index fell 1.5%, while the Cac 40 in France was 2% lower and Germany's Dax dropped 1.9% as eurozone crisis fears escalated.

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes near a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A firebomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A fire bomb explodes behind a riot police squad on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Firebombs explode in front of riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Firebombs explode in front of riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Firebombs explode in front of riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Firebombs explode in front of riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A demonstrator faces riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A riot police officer stands in front of burning firebombs on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Protestors Clash With Police As 24 Hour General Strike Begins

    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: Molotov cocktails explode between riot police officers near Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    Police push protesters during a protest march marking a 24-hour general strike in Athens on September 26, 2012. Greece's two main labour unions hold a 24-hour general strike to protest against a new austerity package, which the country's EU and International Monetary Fund creditors have said is necessary for Athens to receive the next installment from its rescue loans. AFP PHOTO /LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest march marking a 24-hour general strike in Athens on September 26, 2012. Greece's two main labour unions hold a 24-hour general strike to protest against a new austerity package, which the country's EU and International Monetary Fund creditors have said is necessary for Athens to receive the next installment from its rescue loans. AFP PHOTO /LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    GREECE , ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: Police are tageted with molotov cocktails during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    Youths face riot police on September 26, 2012 during a massive protest march marking the 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Police arrest a demonstrator on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Youths clash with police on September 26, 2012 during a massive protest march marking the 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Police arrest a protestor on September 26, 2012 during a massive protest march marking the 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Thousands of protesters march towards the greek parliament on September 26, 2012 during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A demonstrator walks away from clashes on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A demonstrator walks away from clashes on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A demonstrator throws a molotov cocktail at riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hour general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during clashes with demonstrators at a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Protestors Clash With Police As 24 Hour General Strike Begins

    GREECE , ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: Protestors clash with riot police near Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    Police arrest a protestor on September 26, 2012 during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Demonstrators run away from teargas shot by riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A police officer throws a stone toward demonstrators on September 26, 2012 during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Protestors Clash With Police As 24 Hour General Strike Begins

    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: Protestors clash with riot police in a cloud of tear gas near Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Protestors Clash With Police As 24 Hour General Strike Begins

    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: Students shout slogans again the government on Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    A woman argues with a riot police officer on September 26, 2012 during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Protestors Clash With Police As 24 Hour General Strike Begins

    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: A protestor stands in front of riot police officers on Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    Police clash with protestors on September 26, 2012 during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: American tourists protect themselves from tear gas on Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    Deomonstrators clash with riot police on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: A fire burns on Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    Protesters clash with the riot police in front of the Greek parliament during a 24-hours general strike in Athens on September 26, 2012. Greece's two main labour unions hold a 24-hour general strike to protest against a new austerity package, which the country's EU and International Monetary Fund creditors have said is necessary for Athens to receive the next installment from its rescue loans. Nearly 34,000 people marched in Athens and another 18,000 in Thessaloniki, according to the police, in the first general strike to be held since the new government took office in June, bringing the country to a standstill. AFP PHOTO /LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A protestor shouts at riot police on September 26, 2012 during a 24-hours general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Protestors Clash With Police As 24 Hour General Strike Begins

    GREECE, ATHENS - SEPTEMBER 26: Protestors clash with riot police near Syntagma Square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Today marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)