Athens: One Metro Station Closed Due to National Day Parade, Oct 28/2012

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Greek police ordered that Athens Metro station <Syntagma> should be closed to public as of 8 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, October 28th 2012. The decision is taken in the context of high security measures during the students’ parade to mark National OXI-Day on Sunday morning.

The parade will take place in front of the Greek Parliament and the Monument of Unknown Soldier on the upper part of Syntagma Square.

Out of fear, the parades could turn into an anti-austerity protest, the police will apply security measures and ban the public to a distance of some 100 meters away from the parade area, in order to protect politicians form angered citizens.

Metro wagons will just pass through Syntagma station, with no possibility for the public to get in or out the metro.

The station will be opened again, once politicians and other dignitaries will safely move away from the parade area.