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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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Five metro stations in Athens close by police order on Nov 17

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 …

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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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Communist KKE holds 17. November rally outside US Embassy

Members of the Greek Communist Party KKE gathered outside the US Embassy on Tuesday morning to mark the Anniversary of the Polytechnic Student’s Uprising against the military dictatorship on 17. November 1973. The protesters were wearing masks and kept social distancing measures. The protest took place despite the ban by …

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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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17 November 1973 – Athens Polytechnic Students’ Uprising (rare footage; videos)

Here is some footage with rare visual and sound material from the Athens Polytechnic Students’ Uprising on 17. November 1973. The videos have been compiled in by EOA in cooperation of the Library of the Greek Parliament. They also contain material from the BBC and some quotations in English, for …

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