Rage in Greece continues over the 57 victims of train crash

March 12, 2023

This is the saddest newspaper front page since a long time. The names and the ages of the victims of the train collision on February 28. The list includes the names of 56 out of 57 victims in total. Not included is the name of the Syrian migrant, an identified victim, and of 23-year-old Erika from Thessaloniki as neither her body nor biological material has been found.

In you wonder why Greeks are still in rage, why they protest and will continue to go to the streets and organize strikes, just see the ages next to the names below, one the front page with title: Be afraid of the rage of the dead.

via newspaper dimokratia, Sunday edition.

Also today, Sunday, thousands of people across the country protested against safety deficiencies in Greece’s railway network nearly two weeks after dozens were killed in the country’s deadliest train crash.

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pictures via @lolosmarios

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The demonstrators also demanded punishment for those responsible for the head-on collision between a passenger train and a freight train that killed 57 people Feb. 28.

Protesters in Athens later marched to the offices of privatized train operator Hellenic Train. The company, which has been owned by Italy’s Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane since 2017, isn’t responsible for the maintenance of the railway network. State-owned Hellenic Railways is in charge of upkeep.

The rally organized by civil servants, a pro-communist union and university students, was joined also by pupils and citizens.

In Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, about 5,000 people demonstrated, listened to speeches and shouted slogans, such as “we will be the voice for all the dead.”

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A memorial service was conducted for the 12 students of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University, who were killed in the train crash.

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