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Protesters in Athens clashed with police as a group tried to force its way into the Greek finance ministry.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd as the unrest flared over austerity measures that may be taken in return for a massive bailout deal.
The Greek government says it needs a deal by 19 May to avoid a devastating debt default.
Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded the bank financial strength ratings and the deposit and debt ratings of nine Greek banks.