A procession of vehicles drove through the streets of Patras on Wednesday to commemorate OXI Day.
Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese.
It is recalled October 28 celebrations were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was made earlier this month by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and included student and military parades.
Despite this, a local priest led the procession.
“It was a heartfelt gathering a tribute to those who sacrificed for the homeland. I want you to understand that this gathering was spontaneous. We uploaded 1-2 videos with the motorcyclists of Patras and the whole crowd gathered from the balconies and from everywhere. They followed us for the highest ideal of freedom,” he told thebest.gr.
“We are Greeks and we will always honour Greece,” he concluded.