57 people were killed and hundreds injured in the train disaster in Greece last week. A disaster that is not so much a misfortune as a result of many years of austerity policies in all areas of the country. When we talk about this austerity policy, we must not forget the role of the EU and especially of German imperialism, which a little more than 10 years ago, within the framework of the EU bailout package, imposed almost unacceptable measures on Greece, under which the Greek people are becoming more and more impoverished.

For years there has been a loud outcry from the trade unions, who have repeatedly pointed out that the railways and public transport are dramatically underfunded. So it has to be said that such a catastrophe as last Tuesday was foreseeable. It is precisely because of this fact that the anger of the Greek people after the Tembi train disaster is so great. Every day, masses demonstrate in different cities of the country, demanding an end to the murderous austerity policy that is being continued by the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

During the demonstrations, in which tens of thousands of people took part several times in Athens, there have been repeated heavy fights against the police in the last few days. Crowds threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the police, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Many people on both sides were injured.

The protests show once again that the Greek people are fed up with the imposed austerity policies that have plagued the country for almost 13 years. The so-called sovereign debt crisis is being passed on to the Greek people in all areas and the people are fighting back. This is not only evident in the current protests, but in numerous struggles that the Greek people have waged in the past years.

Griechenland Schwere Kämpfe nach Zugkatastrophe in Tembi 2