Greek Police Storm Acropolis Protesters

(BBC) TV images showed police chasing the culture ministry workers around the ancient monument.

Dozens of workers had shut down the Acropolis on Wednesday morning, demanding two years of back pay.

They had barricaded themselves inside, padlocked the entrance gates and refused to allow in tourists.

The protesters said they intended to blockade the Acropolis, Greece's most famous tourist attraction, until 31 October.

Greece has seen waves of strikes and protests over austerity measures agreed by the government to in order to secure a huge bail-out from eurozone countries.