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Students’ Uprising marches end with firebombs and teargas (videos)

Thousands of Greeks marched through central Athens and other cities on Thursday to mark the 49th anniversary of a violently quashed students’ uprising in 1973 that helped topple the military junta which then ruled the country. Thousands demonstrate during the Polytechnic Uprising anniversary in Athens, while 5000+ police officers are …

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Athens: Over 5,500 policemen, traffic restrictions for November 17 Anniversary

Over 5,500 police officers are being deployed across Greek capital Athens for the events of November 17, when Greeks will honor the 49th anniversary Students’ Uprising against the military junta. The 3-day events start on Tuesday at the Athens Polytechnic School in downtown Athens next to the National Museum and …

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6,000 Police officers, draconian security measures for Student’s Uprising anniversary Nov 17

Some 6,000 police officers on the ground, helicopters and drones in the air, will be deployed in Athens at the anniversary of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising on November 17. The operational police plan includes, among other, the guarding of universities, government buildings and embassies. At the same time, there …

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Greek FM calls on Turkey to discuss with neighbors its Akkuyu nuclear power plant

On the occasion of the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called on Turkey to discuss with its neighbors its plans for the nuclear power plant in Akkuyu in the South-West coast. “The Chernobyl disaster, the largest nuclear disaster in history, is a constant reminder of …

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Greek police paralyzes public transport, closes 24 metro stations

Greek police went out of control on Sunday and paralyzed the whole public transport network in downtown Athens and far beyond. The number of six metro and urban train ISAP stations closed to the public rose to 24 (!) Sunday noon, the tram operation has been halted some 5 km …

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Greece bans public gatherings with over 4 people, 6 metro stations closed Dec 6

The Ministry for Citizen Protection has banned public gatherings with four and more persons across Greece with an order valid form 5:00 a.m. on December 6 until midnight Sunday. The decision is justified for reasons of public health and as a precaution measure to prohibit the spread of the coronavirus. …

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Strict security measures for Students’ Uprising Anniversary close also Metro stations

Greek police is on alert for the commemoration celebrations of the 45. Anniversary of the Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. Due to increased attacks by anarchists against police officers and stations, all police stations have been equipped with additional fire extinguishers. Flash grenades, helmets and shields have been additionally …

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5th Anniversary of murdered Pavlos Fyssas as Golden Dawn trial continues

The coward and cold-blooded murder of a young Greek rapper. A mother patiently waiting for justice to prevail, counting the days, the months, the years. A big trial with huge files of material and dozens of defendants. A trial that has been going on since 2015. A  political party of …

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One year after Bakari Henderson’s brutal murder, his family awaits justice

One year after the brutal murder of 22-year-old US national, Bakari Henderson, outside a bar on the island of Zakynthos, his family still awaits justice. Henderson from Austin, Texas, had just graduated from college and hes was spending vacations on the island in the Ionian Sea together with friends.  On …

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Google Doodle marks 115th Anniversary of Antikythera Mechanism discovery

Google doodle marks the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism. The mechanism invented in ancient Greece between estimated 150 BC and 80 BC is considered to be the first analog computer. The Antikythera Mechanism tracked planetary positions, predicted lunar and solar eclipses, and even signaled the next …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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Grigoropoulos’ killing: Commemoration rallies, metro stations closed –

More than 3,000 policemen have been deployed in Athens ahead of the commemoration rallies for the anniversary of the killing of teenager boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a policeman on December 6th 2008. High school and university students will hold commemoration gatherings at 12 o’ clock noon outside the Athens University …

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OXI-Day – Greece’s “No” to Axis Forces on 28. October 1940

 Occupation Forces and Ultimatums. It’s not just a history chapter.  Every year, since 2010, we experience the same thing: ultimatums by the country’s lenders. Every time, when  the country should receive the ‘rescue bailout tranche’: ultimatums. Say YES or there is no money. Modern times ‘axis’ forces: so-called “Task EU Forces” …

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