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Greeks march peacefully to honor the Students’ Uprising of 1973

Thousand of Greeks marched to the US Embassy on Sunday to commemorate the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising of 1973 that reached its peak on November 17, when a tank of the Armed Forced brought down the gate of the University and armed forces and police drowned in blood the revolt. …

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17. Nov 1973: Greeks still fiercely argue on casualties in Students’ Uprising

Fourth six years after the Polytechnic Students’ Uprising in November 1973 and the number of casualties is still a taboo for a part of the Greek society. The question is simple: Were the Casualties, Yes or No? Every year, on the anniversary, Greeks get involved in an endless argument race: …

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Strict security measures, traffic regulations in downtown Athens Nov 15-17

5,000 police officers, among them officers in plain clothes, drones and helicopters will be deployed in downtown Athens to enforce security during the 3-day festivities for the commemoration of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising against the military junta on November 17, 1973. The strict security measures implemented by the Greek …

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Polytechnio: Celebrating Students’ Uprising 1973-2012

There is quite some dispute nowadays in Greece whether about the celebrations to commemorate the 39th Anniversary of Students’ Uprising against the military dictatorship at Polytechnic University in 1973.  In a society suffering from harsh austerity measures,  it is obvious that there is criticism about the so-called “Polytechnio Generation”: students …

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