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Greece used to love parades especially those involved with national anniversaries. However, nowadays some people consider parades an excellent opportunity to indicate public indignation towards politicians. Unfortunately, such violent manifestations of disapproval become all the more violent. HACC reports thata during a parade held to mark the anniversary of the Dodecanese Islands’ union with Greece in 1947 dozens of protesters clashed with riot police and broke through a cordon in an attempt to attack officials on an outdoor podium. Police have arrested several people and detained many more for questioning on Rhodes. Although HACC has never noticed any significant danger during parades citizens should be standing at a safe distance from the group of politicians so as to avoid any minor risks (protesters hurl eggs, yogurts, plastic bottles as missiles)

HACC is for parades as they solidify the patriotic sentiment of Greeks, which is necessary during these times of recession

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