Veteran leftist and resistance fighter Manolis Glezos has died at the age of 98.
He died of heart failure, according to reports.
An active opponent of Greece's resistance to the Nazis, Glezos is best known for tearing down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis in 1941 as occupying German forces conquered Athens.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Parliament Speaker Konstantinos Tasoulas, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, Movement for Change leader Fofi Gennimata and Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas (l to r) on Wednesday attended a brief ceremony to mark Greece's Independence Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Parliament.
What no other prime minister dared to do, from the late Andreas Papandreou and his minister of education Antonis Tritsis in the 1980s, to Alexis Tsipras in the previous four and a half years - despite their stated intentions - was done by Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He clashed with the Church of Greece over the new coronavirus, and did not back down.
Katerina Sakellaropoulos was sworn in today as president of the Hellenic Republic.
The moderate, progressive, rights-oriented jurist is the first woman to hold the country's highest office and was until her election in parliament serving as president (again the first woman) of the Council of State, the country's supreme administrative court.