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Protesters scuffle with Greek riot police officers during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A farmer walks away from tear gas during clashes with Greek riot police officers during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Greek riot police officers scuffle with a protester during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester kicks a tear gas canister fired by Greek riot police during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of Greek farmers demonstrated in Athens against tax hikes in a protest marked by scuffles with police. Some 6,000 farmers gathered on central Syntagma Square according to police, who fired tear gas when a group of them tried to enter parliament. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Greek riot police officers detain a farmer during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Greek riot police officers scuffle with a protester during a demonstration by farmers outside the Greek parliament in Athens on November 18, 2015. Thousands of farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse them. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

Up to 4,000 farmers from various parts of Greece took part in Wednesday's protest in central Athens. The clashes broke out when some of the protesters threw bitter oranges that grow on trees around parliament at riot police guarding the building.

No arrests or injuries were immediately reported.

Greece's left-led government has committed to extensive new reforms and spending cuts under the third in a series of multi-billion euro bailouts that have kept the country afloat since 2010.

Farmers are angry at plans to substantially increase their income tax, abolish existing tax breaks they enjoy and cut pensions.

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