Police disperse Greek faithful gathered for Thessaloniki saint's day

Police broke up crowds of believers ignoring coronavirus restrictions outside a church in Greece.

The faithful had gathered around noon to mark the feast day of the patron saint of Thessaloniki, Saint Demetrius.

Police attempted to disperse crowds outside the Church of St Demetrios in Thessaloniki, in line with restrictions on large gatherings, due to the pandemic.

Hundreds had flocked to the church to worship and light a candle there, causing long lines in the courtyard. Most worshippers were wearing masks however.


By: NewsFlare (109614.00)

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Location: Greece