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Three Metro stations in downtown Athens closed on Nov 17

By order of the Greek Police, three metro stations in downtown Athens will be closed to public on Sunday, November 17, 2019. The measures will be implemented during the march to commemorate the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising in 1973.

Metro station <Megato Mousikis> will close at 03:00 p.m, while the stations <Syntagma> and <Evaggelismos> will close at 04:30 p.m.

the metro trains will pass through the stations but they will not stop and the public will not be able to get on or off.

The stations will open again, when police considers it safe.

*** The metro stations were open again on Sunday evening.

Police started to close metro stations during major events or protests, since the protests during the economic crisis. Rioters would flee to the stations and riot police would fire tear gas in enclosed space setting the people’s health at risk.

The march from the Polytechnic School to the US Embassy starts at 4:00 p.m through the avenues Patision-Stadiou-Vasilissis Sofias.

Police will implement draconian security measures and traffic regulations during the peak of the 3-day commemoration celebrations.

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  1. I find it amusing that ATHENS is implementing DRACONIAN measures!