Protesters throw traffic signs against riot police in front of the Parliament building during an anti Government rally in Athens, Greeece, on Wednesday May 5, 2010. Flights to and from Greece were grounded, trains and ferries suspended their routes and public services were paralyzed Wednesday as Greek workers went on strike to protest harsh new spending cuts aimed at saving their country from bankruptcy. (Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 5, 2010 7:11:40 AM PDT
By DEREK GATOPOULOS
ATHENS, Greece - May 5, 2010 --
Three people died when an Athens bank went up in flames Wednesday as tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest harsh spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy.