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Outrage as Protester Steps on Athens' Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Social media users in Greece are expressing outrage over photos of a man stepping and apparently resting on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens' Syntagma Square. According to reports, the culprit was participating in a demonstration against the...

Man Throws Fire Bomb at Presidential Guards in Front of Greek Parliament

An unknown man wearing a hood hurled a molotov cocktail at the presidential guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument early Wednesday morning. The incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. when a hooded black-clad man approached the sentry boxes...

Greek Independence Day Student Parade Without Barriers

The Greek Independence Day Student Parade took place in Syntagma, downtown Athens, on March 24, in the presence of Greek officials and a large crowd that was not held back by barriers, as it used to be in previous years....

Iron Fence Removed from Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Athens

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proceeded with yet another symbolic move since he assumed office last Monday, by ordering the removal of the iron fence placed before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square in downtown...

New Greek PM Lays Flowers to Kessariani Memorial Instead of Unknown Soldier Tomb

To the Kessariani War Memorial, where he laid flowers in tribute to those executed by the Nazis during the country's 1941-1944 occupation, went the new Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, straight after his oath before the President of the Hellenic...

BBC’s Tribute to the Evzones

Mark Lowen from the BBC News visited Athens to make a tribute video to the Greek Presidential Guard. As he states in the video, Greece’s tradition wouldn’t be the same without its Presidential Guard. Sunday morning and the soldiers...