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Greek troops, police block protesters from parade

 Soldiers sing as they march during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki Greec...
 CORRECTS GRAMMAR A policeman falls down during clashes between riot policemen  and protesters during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry i...
 Riot policemen attack protesters  during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki...
 A protester holds his head as a riot policeman kneels  down, whilst trying to disperse protesters during  a student parade commemorating Greece's ent...
 Soldiers from the 71st Airborne Brigade guard the route of a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in WW II in the northern Greek city of Thes...
 A boy looks on behind riot policemen and a soldier guarding a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, on the northern c...
 Riot policemen attack protesters  during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki...
 A protester hits a riot policeman with an umbrella , during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern c...
 Riot policemen tussle with protesters during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessalo...
 Greek Presidential guards march  during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki ...
 A protester shouts at riot police securing the area  during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern c...
 Soldiers from the 71st Airborne Brigade guard the route of a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in WW II in the northern Greek city of Thes...
 Greek President Karolos Papoulias attends a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessalonik...
 Greek Presidential guards march during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki G...
 Protesters clash with riot policemen during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessalon...

Greece Parade

Soldiers sing as they march during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki Greec...

CORRECTION Greece Parade

CORRECTS GRAMMAR A policeman falls down during clashes between riot policemen and protesters during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry i...

Greece Parade

Riot policemen attack protesters during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki...

Greece Parade

A protester holds his head as a riot policeman kneels down, whilst trying to disperse protesters during a student parade commemorating Greece's ent...

Greece Parade

Soldiers from the 71st Airborne Brigade guard the route of a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in WW II in the northern Greek city of Thes...

Greece Parade

A boy looks on behind riot policemen and a soldier guarding a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, on the northern c...

Greece Parade

Riot policemen attack protesters during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki...

Greece Parade

A protester hits a riot policeman with an umbrella , during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern c...

Greece Parade

Riot policemen tussle with protesters during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessalo...

Greece Parade

Greek Presidential guards march during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki ...

Greece Parade

A protester shouts at riot police securing the area during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern c...

Greece Parade

Soldiers from the 71st Airborne Brigade guard the route of a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in WW II in the northern Greek city of Thes...

Greece Parade

Greek President Karolos Papoulias attends a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessalonik...

Greece Parade

Greek Presidential guards march during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessaloniki G...

Greece Parade

Protesters clash with riot policemen during a military parade commemorating Greece's entry in World War II in 1940, in the northern city of Thessalon...

A military parade commemorating Greece's entry into World War II has been held without interruption as hundreds of Greek police and troops were deployed to keep anti-austerity protesters away.
Authorities deployed some 2,000 police in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Sunday and for the first time ever lined the annual parade route with armed troops, including some from an elite quick reaction force that has served in Kosovo.
A few hundred left-wing protesters were easily kept at bay until the parade had ended and officials attending it had departed.
Last year, people protesting the government's tough austerity policies during the country's economic crisis overran the parade, insulted officials and forced the evacuation of Greek President Karolos Papoulias.


Updated : 2021-04-18 02:45 GMT+08:00