Fire Bombs Hurled at Greek Police During Train Crash Protest

Protesters threw Molotov cocktails at riot police outside the Greek parliament in Athens on Wednesday, February 28, as tens of thousands of workers went on strike to mark the first anniversary of a train crash that killed 57 people in Tempe.

Rail workers led the national strike, walking off the job on Wednesday to seek more pay and justice for victims of the crash, according to Kathimerini. Their action coincided with strikes led by taxi drivers and labor unions including the All Workers Militant Front and the country’s largest public-sector union, ADEDY.

Eight people were arrested in central Athens, including four people found carrying Molotov cocktails, local media reported. Credit: Vedat Yeler via Storyful