Greece sacks police chief after train tragedy protests

Protesters throw stones and Molotov cocktails towards riot police in Athens during a demonstration on March 16 over last month’s train disaster that killed 57 people. – AFP pic, March 18, 2023.

GREECE said today it has sacked its national police chief, days after clashes between security forces and demonstrators broke out in the wake of the country’s deadliest train tragedy.

The prime minister’s office said police chief Constantinos Skoumas has been discharged less than two months after being confirmed at the post.

Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!

Sign up or sign in here to comment.