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Athens: Greeks booed Politicians after the Military Parade (video)

Greeks booed politicians and chanted slogans after the conclusion of the 25th March military parade at Syntagma Square. While the politicians were making statements to television channels, people started to boo them and shout “Thieves!”, Traitors!”, “Shame!” and “Bring Back the Stolen Money!”. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, …

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Athens:Far-rights attack migrant street vendors before the Parade (video)

It was shortly before 11 o’ clock, just minutes before the beginning of the military parade, when members of far-right group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) chanting racist slogans attacked according to one source street vendors selling Greek flags, according to another source immigrants who were passing by. A third source seems to …

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On the occasion of the Day… the Purrrfect Patriot – Video

On the occasion of the Day where the national spirit is high, the Greek Flags are waving and the National Anthem is heard, I have to repost the purrrfect patriot! A male cat, soaked with ultimate patriotic spirit, stands upright to his back legs and stays still upon listening to the Greek National Anthem! I …

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25th March Parade in Athens downtown – Traffic regulations

The big military parade starts at 11 am and is expected to be concluded at 1 pm.  The centre of Athens is closed to traffic for public transport and private vehicles. The area affected is practically from the upper Syggroy Avenue down to Omonia Square. The parade is taking place …

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What is the 25th March National Holiday in Greece about?

What a beautiful day to celebrate a National Holiday! Sunny and not too warm! Greeks celebrate the 25th March with a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. Greeks celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. The “Greek Revolution” was a successful war of independence waged by …

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