Minister of Citizen Protection Takis Theodorikakos ordered an investigation on the police actions during the Sunday’s protest rally for the train collision in Tempi.
The Minister of Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, ordered an immediate investigation into the actions of police officers during the rally and protest march for the fatal accident in Tempi that took place on Sunday, March 5, 2023, in the center of Athens.
Police fired blindly tear gas and threw stun grenades to peaceful protesters, among them elderly and parents with little children.
— Christina Themelis (@tinathemelis) March 5, 2023
Throwing tear gas in the metro station
Πώς σας φαίνεται που έχει κανονικοποιηθεί εντελώς το πετάνε πέτρες τα ΜΑΤ στους διαδηλωτές και να ρίχνουν χημικά μέσα στο μετρό?
Η 1η πέτρα που τρώει ο συνάδελφος στην αρχή, δε φαίνεται από ποιόν ήρθε, αλλά φαίνεται ότι στοχεύει διαδηλωτές#antireport #Συνταγμα #τεμπη_εγκλημα pic.twitter.com/j25yfcb3li
— AlexisDaloumis (@AlexisDaloumis) March 5, 2023
It should be noted that a group of the known-unknown hooded suspects had thrown fire bombs at riot police, but their role in big anti-gvoernment protests has been questioning for years, as they usually provoke to end peaceful demonstrations and have been often seen and pictured chatting with police.
In addition, Theodorikakos reportedly instructed his Deputy Minister and the head of the Hellenic Police to convene a meeting with the participation of the unions and other social groups organizing the protest rally during the general strike scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
The object of the meeting will be the maximum possible cooperation to maintain calm, order, security and the protection of private and public property in the center of Athens during the protest.