Police Use Tear Gas During Athens Protest Against Deadly Train Crash

Demonstrators gathered in Athens on March 16 as thousands when 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 Stelios Garipis shows protesters at the edge of Syntagma Square.

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