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Athens Polytechnic Uprising

Woman Hit with Stiff Fine For Leaving Flower for Victims of Greek Uprising

A woman was fined 300 euros ($355.96) by Greek police on Tuesday after she left a flower at the site of the uprising at the Athens Polytechnic. In 1974, 24 young people resisting the right-wing military dictatorship in Greece...

Protestors Stop SYRIZA Officials From Laying Wreath at November 17 Memorial

According to initial reports, this morning November 17, members of the leftist movements in Greece prevented SYRIZA officials in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki from laying a wreath of commemoration at the memorial for the November 17, 1973...

Thousands of Participants in 41st Anniversary Rally of Athens Polytechnic Uprising [Video]

Some 20,000 to 25,000 Greeks participated in the annual protest rally to the US Embassy on Monday evening, marking the 41st anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising of November 17, 1973. The demonstration was policed by more than 7,000 officers, who...

President Papoulias and Greek Govt Parties; Messages Leading to Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

In an anniversary message leading up to the Polytechnic Uprising celebrations, the President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, underlined the significance of the event, which is timeless, commenting that there is nothing more powerful than the passion for...

'Polytechneio' Today: A Revolt Without a Cause

Forty-one years after November 17, 1973 and the celebration of the brave student revolt against the colonels', dictatorship has lost its sheen and most of its true meaning. Each year that passes, fewer and fewer people visit the building...

Student Protest Brings Back Greek Riot Memories Prior to Anti-junta Anniversary in Athens

Tensions were high at a student protest against Greek government's decision to keep universities closed before the Greek Anti-junta Anniversary fearing riots. Watch video and exclusive photos.