AFP reporters witnessed violent fights between police and demonstrators outside the Greek parliament in Athens on Sunday as hundreds gathered for a march in response to the country’s deadliest rail accident, which claimed 57 lives.
When some protesters lit trash cans on fire and tossed Molotov cocktails, police reacted with tear gas and stun grenades.
Following the nation’s deadliest rail accident, which claimed 57 lives, thousands of demonstrators gathered in rage and sorrow, according to the police.
Following appeals from students, rail workers, and public sector workers, some 7,500 protesters flooded the streets as train and metro services were shut down due to strike action.
In a message to the country, he stated, “As prime minister, I owe it to everyone, but especially to the victims relatives, (to ask for) forgiveness.”