Five metro stations in downtown Athens will close to the public on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, due to the traditional protest rally to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising in 1973.
According to a statement issued by Greek Police on Tuesday evening, the following metro stations will close:
- Metro station <Omonia> and <Panepistimio> at 12 noon
- Metro station <Megaron Mousikis> and <Syntagma> at 3:00 p.m.
- Metro station <Evangelismos> at 4:30 p.m.
Metro trains will pass through these stations, however, will not stop for passengers to get on or off.
They will open again when police considers it safe.
Disruptions also in bus and trolley bus routes in downtown Athens are also expected.
Some 6,000 police officers will be deployed in the central parts of the city of Athens, while the draconian security measures include helicopters and drones, to avoid violoent incidents during the rally.