Greece celebrates Okhi day under the shadow of new terrorist attack
Across the country military and high school parades have been held to comemorate Greece's refusal to accede to Italian demands in 1941 to allow its army to enter the country unopposed. Athens, Greece.
Across the country military and high school parades have been held to commemorate Greece's refusal to accede to Italian demands in 1940 to allow its army to enter the country unopposed. Athens, Greece. 28/10/2009.
As a result Greece formally entered the Second World War on the side of the allies, inflicting a defeat on Mussolini's invading forces.
Thousands of Greeks marked the anniversary known as Okhi (No in Greek) despite worries of a renewed
terrorism campaign sparked off by the machine gun attack on a police station in Athens last night.
According to local media reports a group of five armed men sprayed the Aghis Paraskeyas police
department leading to the injury of six officers two of who are in critical condition.
The president of the Greek republic, Karolos Papoulias who attended the main military parade in the northern port city of Thessaloniki condemned the assault as did other leading politicians present.