Hundreds of monks, priests and members of religious congregations staged a protest in Syntagma Square opposite Parliament on Sunday, to protest against plans to introduce a 'Citizen Card'. This was the second protest against the measure, following a similar protest in December.

Organisers of the protests against the proposed card announced plans for a further protest on March 27, a major religious feast.

The protestors carried banners and placards with slogans such as "Orthodox Greeks resist".