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Greeks celebrate national OXI DAY with military and students’ parades (video)

With parades, military marches and wreaths Greece celebrated its national holiday known as Oxi Day, marking the day the country said “No” to the ultimatum of fascist Italy to allow the Axis forces to enter its territory and officially entered into the WWII on 28. October 1940. The major military …

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Greece celebrates OXI Day without parades due to pandemic (videos)

Fighter jets and helicopters flew over Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities on Wednesday morning to mark the national OXI Day holiday as military and students’ parades have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional events to honor the fight against Nazism and Fascism were held with a very limited …

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Greece cancels National OXI Day parades due to the pandemic

Greece has cancelled the traditional parades to celebrate the National OXI Day due to the pandemic. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday that with decision of the prime minister, the parades by students and military forces in Thessaloniki on October 28, 2020, will be cancelled. The decision to cancel …

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Greece celebrates Independence Day 25. March in lockdown restrictions

The President of the Hellenic Republic, the Prime Minister and the leaders of opposition parties gathered at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier to honor the Greek Independence Day. A different, an unprecedented and much quieter ceremony held in times of the coronavirus pandemic Politicians kept a 2-meter safety distance …

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Athens – Thessaloniki: Draconian Security Measures for National Day Parades, Oct 28/2012

Under draconian security measures this year’s students and armed forces parades are expected to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki. Out of fear of massive protests, police has started already to set up iron barriers outside the Greek Parliament and the the Monument of Unknown Soldier right opposite Syntgama Square. …

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Athens: Protests at the Military Parade, Mar 25/12

They were all there: the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the whole cabinet, the military and religious leadership of Greece. They were all there, except the Greek citizens.  The parades of Independence Day turned into a private party between the politicians and 7,000 policemen assigned with their security. To …

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Athens Parades: Minor Tension Between Teachers/Riot Police (videos, pcts)

The students’ parade concluded in an atmosphere of strong discontent about the unprecedented draconian security measures that did not allow parents to watch their children paying a homage to the heroes of Greek Revolution of 1821. The sudents marched in front of Education Minister in an “sterile” environment as spectators were banned for …

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Athens: National Day Parades Behind Iron Bars (Mar 24-25/12)

Athenians are stunned to see such draconian security measures during National Day parades. A large area in front of the Greek Parliament has been secured with railings in order to keep away potential troublemakers. The VIP tribune where the political and military leadership of the country take place has been guarded day and …

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