00.25 The third memorandum and the severe austerity cuts that come along with it have been passed through parliament (153 out of 300 MPs voted in favour).
22:45 The hard rain continues and people have dispersed from the area around Syntagma.
21:44 Riot police still attacks manically to the dispersed demonstrators, tear gas and a lot of beating up under rain. Tear gas and clashes until Sygrou Avenue and in Plaka, people may be dispersed but still on the streets.
21:27 Clashes still going on, police is trying to push people towards Panepistimiou. The water from the rain and the water canon combined with chemicals of the tear gas make the atmosphere unbearable, but people are ready to fight and still fighting very effectively against the police. At least 40 injuries of demonstrators so far, but probably the number is higher. Earlier 100-150 people chased riot police towards Metaxourgeio, clashes still going on all around the center of the city.
20:41 More teargas as people try to re-take syntagma square.
20.21 Striking health workers help injured demonstrators at the impromptu Health clinic set up inside the Amalia Hotel. It is estimated that at least 40 demonstrators have been injured so far.
19:58 Large amounts of teargas pushes the crowd down Filellinon.
19:42 People regroup in the square after having been dispersed by the teargas. Firebombs in ermou.
19:31 More clashes outside the parliament. Still a large crowd in the square.
19.00 It is now confirmed – the employees of the parliament have just gone on strike. This comes in response to a law submitted to parliament as part of the third memorandum, which would end their partial exemption from the cuts. Leftist MPs now claim it is impossible for the voting of the new memorandum to go on tonight.
18.50 Unconfirmed reports that the employees of the parliament will go on strike from 7pm on. This would make the continuation of the electoral process impossible (since it would be impossible to take minutes of the parliamentary proceedings).
Syntagma, Athens, Nov 17, 18.55. People start pushing at the metal barrier protecting the parliament.
18.35 The number of the demonstrators in the streets of Athens could be even higher – possibly up to 200,000. Almost impossible to estimate. It has just started raining in central Athens.
18.25 At least 100,000 demonstrators in the streets of Athens already.
17:18 Undercover police officers in almost every single metro station of Athens metropolitan complex do preemptive detains. Strikers pre-gatherings in Peristeri district of Athens have been attacked without any reason by riot police. First people gathered in Syntagma.
16:16 Hundreds have been detained while the police has attacks and blocked demonstrators who were trying to go to Syntagma. Most metro stations around the center were ordered by the police to be closed in order to make difficult for demonstrators to reach Syntagma. However, the metro was packed and Syntagma Square is packed. Dozens of thousands so far are there.