Greek train crash protesters clash with police

STORY: Violence briefly broke out when a group of protesters clashed with riot police, who fired tear gas at the crowd. Protesters hurled Molotov cocktails in front of parliament and set a van and garbage bins on fire.

The crash on Feb. 28 has stirred public outrage over the crumbling state of the rail network. Striking workers say years of neglect, underinvestment and understaffing - a legacy of Greece's decade-long debt crisis - are to blame.

In the largest street protests the government has faced since being elected in 2019, police estimated more than 60,000 people, among them transport workers, students and teachers, took part in demonstrations in cities across Greece.

More than 40,000 people marched to parliament in central Athens alone, chanting "Murderers!" and "We are all in the same carriage."