Greek protesters gave Angela Merkel an ice cold welcome in Athens on Tuesday, and some demonstrators went pretty far to express their discontent with the German chancellor's visit.

Protesters dressed as German World War II soldiers with Nazi swastika armbands and carried banners saying "Merkel out, undesirable." One demonstrator even made international headlines while running naked through the capital's streets, flashing a victory sign. Too much?

Reuters explains that many Greeks hold Germany responsible for the austerity policies that Europe forced on the country in exchange for international bailouts. "Merkel should go home. Why is she here? She's hurt us enough," Mina Botsi, an unemployed mother of two, told the news service. "The only thing she wants is more and more austerity. We can't take it anymore."

Check out the eyebrow-raising scenes in the slideshow below.

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  • A naked demonstrator flashes the victory sign while running in Athens during a demonstration against the vist of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Demonstrators hold a banner in front of the parliament during a demonstration against the visit of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A protester holds a plackard of German Chancellor Angela Merkel featuring a Hitler moustache near the Greek parliament in Athens during a demonstration against the vist of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • A naked demonstrator runs in Athens during a demonstration against the vist of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 9, 2012. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Two men dressed as German World War II soldiers with Nazi swastika armbands sit in the back of an open vehicle during a protest in Athens on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

  • Two men dressed as German World War II soldiers with Nazi swastika armbands sit in the back of an open vehicle, in front of a banner reading "Merkel out, undesirable" during a protest in Athens on Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • A nude protestor runs during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens, Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)



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