Greek capital of Athens saw protests on Friday as citizens gathered to mourn and demand accountability for this week’s deadly train accident that killed at least 57 people.
The first protest of the day started in Athens at noon and was participated by high school and university students, with the support of the major trade union PAME.
Several students delivered emotional speeches, expressing their sadness and anger over the tragic accident, and held the government accountable for the incident.
The crowd then marched along central Panepistimiou Street.
Later in the evening, another protest, titled “We mourn our dead, we ask for the truth,” took place in Syntagma Square.
People of all ages participated in the protest, holding candles, black balloons, and banners demanding answers to the question, “What is the cost of human life?”
Around the same time, a protest called by student collectives was also underway, with mostly young people and students chanting slogans against the privatization of public enterprises, including railways.
Protestors demanded that the government take full responsibility for the accident and step down.
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