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Police push back protesters from the officials' stand during the... News Photo 130692694Annual Event,Block,City,Crete,Event,Greece,Herakleion,Horizontal,Lifestyles,Military,Minute,Official,Parade,Police Officer,President,Protestor,Pushing,Standing,Start,Student,Thessaloniki,WalkingPhotographer AFPCollection: AFP 2011 AFPPolice push back protesters from the officials' stand during the annual student's parade in the city of Iraklion, Crete island on October 28, 2011.Thousands of anti-austerity protesters blocked a military parade on Friday in Thessaloniki, forcing the president of the Hellenic Republic to walk away minutes before the start of the annual event. Scuffles between protesters and the police broke out on the islands of Crete and Rhodes, while smaller incidents took place in the cities of Patra, Kalamata, Trikala and Nafplio.Friday's celebration is one of two Greek national holidays, known as the 'No Day'. It was on October 28 1940 that Greece's leader Ioannis Metaxas refused Mussolini's ultimatum to surrender or be invaded. AFP PHOTO/ COSTAS METAXAKIS (Photo credit should read Costas Metaxakis/AFP/Getty Images)