The camp administration arbitrarily interpreted an assembly of detainees as a protest and thus, by extension, an “uprising”. This action was met with guns and the firing of live rounds. The official record shows there was a very small number of fatalities, but hundreds were killed in reality. The camp administration chose this method as a means of pushing almost the entire battalion into signing the repentance declaration. Subsequently, several soldiers were court martialled in Lavrio on charges of “instigating revolt”.