POSTED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:00am
UPDATED: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:04am
NBC News — Demonstrators are back in the streets of Athens to protest against government austerity cuts. Monday pensioners clashed with riot police and burned an E.U. flag.
Greece's massive austerity program is needed in order to secure additional funding from an international bailout in order to keep the country from going bankrupt. Speculation is growing across the European Union that Greece won't be able to meet its obligations, forcing the country to leave the E.U.