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Violent protests after the Greek train tragedy

Thousands of protesters gathered in Syntagma Square in central Athens on Sunday. The Greek police’s own assessment is that about 12,000 people have taken refuge in the area in front of Parliament, at the request of students and railway employees.

– What happened is a serious crime. The Greeks have been killed. The government should say why. Alexis Pappas, 25, says someone has to push during one of the protests Watchman.

When some protesters set trash cans on fire and threw Molotov cocktails, police responded with tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowds, according to the Associated Press.

Ask for forgiveness

The movement of trains and subways in the capital is suspended and paralyzed Broad strokes After the worst train tragedy in the country’s history. On Friday, the first victims of the tragedy, which killed at least 57 people, were buried. Of the 66 who were hospitalized, more than half are still receiving care.

Earlier on Sunday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who hopes to be re-elected later this year, asked the families of the victims for forgiveness.

“As Prime Minister, it is my duty to ask everyone, especially the families of the victims, for forgiveness,” he wrote in a letter to the nation.

Train crews have sounded the alarm for years

The foundling who was caught He has admitted some responsibility for the fatal train crash in Greece and is expected to appear in court on Sunday. An investigation scheduled for Saturday into the 59-year-old mission was postponed, 24 hours after new evidence emerged.

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Although he made some concessions, many believed that this was the fault of the system, which would not have placed such responsibility on a single individual to begin with.

Rail unions have for years sounded the alarm about the safety of Greece’s railways, long considered the deadliest in Europe.