Scene: Offices of Opposition-newspapers Tachydromos and Himerissia at Salonika.
Enter: Greek soldiers, supposedly at the orders of the Republican Government.
A soldier: "The speech made by General Metaxas [Royalist Leader] is not to be printed!"
Editors: "You have no right to issue such an order. Certainly we shall print the speech."
Thereupon, the soldiers unslung their rifles and fired indiscriminately. Indescribable panic followed, many people were found to have been seriously wounded, one was dead. The newspapers were thus forced to suspend publication.
The tragedy was over....