Pictures and videos from the forced cancellation of several commemorative parades in Greece yesterday, on the occasion of the October 28 anniversary, have made up the forefront of many international mass media reports.
According to Washington Post, CBS and ABC, thousands of protesting people overflowed the place, where the military parade of Thessaloniki marking the country’s entry into World War II takes place every year. The outraged protesters booed politicians and forced the President of the Hellenic Republic to flee.
All of the three American news agencies have uploaded in their e-platforms the Associated Press telegram, which closes up by mentioning that tension escalated in the students’ parade of Athens and many other cities around Greece too.
The foreign media have all referred to Karolos Papoulias furious statements before leaving the parade stand, “When I was 15, I fought against Nazism and the German occupiers. Who are they calling me a traitor? Shame on them”.
French TF1 and Nouvelle Observateur have also covered yesterday’s episodic events analyzing the social turmoil breaking out in Greece after the continuous implementation of unpopular austerity measures.
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