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GreeceViolent incidents in Syntagma, at protest over Tempi rail crash

Violent incidents in Syntagma, at protest over Tempi rail crash

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A protest taking place in Syntagma Square over the tragic rail crash in Tempi erupted into violence on Sunday, with clashes between police and protestors. Unidentified individuals armed with petrol bombs attacked the police, who responded with the use of tear gas and flash-bang grenades.

According to a police update, after incidents starting at noon that spready to Panepistimou Street, Omonia Square and Pireos Street, the situation has calmed down and some 300 people remain in front of the Hellenic Parliament but without there being any tension.
During the incidents, unidentified individuals set fire to machinery parked in front of the Propylea in Panepistimiou street and damaged bus stops, falling back to Omonia Square where police again came under attack and used tear gas, while further clashes between police and protestors occurred on Pireos Street, on the corner with Sokratous Street.
Five arrested following clashes with police during train crash protest in central Athens; seven police injured

The Hellenic Police on Sunday issued an announcement regarding the clashes between protestors and police in Syntagma Square on Sunday, during a demonstration and march attended by an estimated 10,000 people protesting against the deadly train crash in Tempi.
According to the police, some 200 individuals located on Panepistimiou street, near the end of the march, attacked the police forces at the rally with stones, pieces of marble and petrol bombs and then proceeded to also cause damage to buildings and vehicles.
“The police forces, to fend off these attacks, made limited use of the necessary and indicated means and proceeded to detain six persons, of which five were arrested,” the police announcement said.

Seven police officers were injured in the above attacks and taken to the 401 General Military Hospital in Athens.

SOURCE; ANA-MPA

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