Clashes in Athens as Workers Strike in Response to Train Disaster

Demonstrators gathered in Athens on March 16 as thousands went on strike in Greece in response to the Tempi train collision, in which 57 people died.

Local media reported the protest started on the lower side of Syntagma Square, before spreading to an area in front of the parliament building.

Some protesters threw Molotov cocktails and police responded with teargas.

Video filmed by Twitter user @Agisilaos_K shows the scene at the edge of Syntagma Square.

Thursday’s strike saw flights grounded, shipping halted, and schools closed. Credit: @Agisilaos_K via Storyful

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