Greece faces a fourth night of fire and chaos as the rioting continues unabated
Hundreds of youngsters clashed with riot police outside the Greek parliament Tuesday, and within sight of the funeral of the 15-year-old whose shooting death by police set off four-days of rioting across the country.
Many demonstrators could be seen hurling firebombs and pieces of marble, and torching barricades in front of parliament in a violent press that threatens to topple the government.
In other parts of the city, students attacked four police stations in Nea Smyrni while elsewhere around the country, students clashed with police on the holiday island of Rhodes and in the northern city of Thessaloniki and the western city of Ioannina.
Teachers lead mass demonstration against government
Schools and universities across the country closed their doors for three days and hundreds of teachers, university lecturers and students rallied in central Athens.
Around 2,000 protesters, led by the OLME teachers' union, marched on parliament carrying a large banner reading "Assassins, the government is the culprit".
Unemployment is pegged at over 7 per cent and nearly 20 per cent of Greeks live below the poverty line, earning less than 600 euros ($775) a month.
"The government has lost public confidence," Papandreou told Pasok socialist party deputies. "The only thing it can give this country is to depart... to seek a public verdict so that the people can give a solution."