The riot squad is out in full battledress, shields, helmets, battons and guns. Police are also guarding the Ministry of Finance and other key sites of possible violence.
Syntagma Square, famous for the changing of the guard in their snowy white skirts , is now a battlefield. Parliament building is at the top of the square and THE Hotel Grande Bretania on its left. Guests paying thousands of euros are right above the action getting a close up of a different sound and light show.
When the anger dies, this is reality . The end result of five months of negotiations.