Greece's biggest general strike today has seen thousands of people - from taxi drivers, ferry workers, doctors, teachers and air traffic controllers - take to the streets in Athens and stand alongside the two main trade unions, protesting against more planned spending cuts.

As frustrated, angry protesters march with the Greek flag in a hang man's noose, the government announces plans to change labour conditions and cut wages

Police fired tear gas at the crowd as protesters hurled home-made petrol bombs and stones at officers, and local media reported a 65-year old man died after being tear-gassed by police officers.

The strike is taking place as European leaders are in Brussels today for a summit, in which Greece's economic fate is likely to feature large. And the unions are hoping to send a message to EU leaders that the Greeks are worn down by five years of austerity measures and won't take any more.

Written and presented by Ann Salter.