Police used gas against rally participants in Athens
Greek police dispersed a peaceful demonstration in the centre of the capital, using tear gas and stun grenades, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Avgi
Some media reported that the riots began after protesters threw bottle bombs.
On March 16th, rallies were held in Athens over a train accident that claimed the lives of 57 people. Since the beginning of the rally, much fewer people gathered than at the demonstrations in previous days, but later new groups joined. The clashes began at the end of the march.
"Once again, the police dispersed a peaceful demonstration about the tragedy in Tempe and the government's efforts to conceal information. avgi.gr video recorded an unprovoked attack by police special forces on demonstrators who were peacefully protesting because of the government's attempt to conceal responsibility for the tragedy. It seems that the police forces attacked with the sole purpose of disrupting the march," the publication explains.