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Greece Opens Office for Support of Terror Victims

Greece opened an office for the support of victims of terrorism on Monday in hopes that, as Minister of Civil Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis says, the nation can "pay its dues" to them. The Minister opened the office in a ceremony...

Greek Leaders Lay Wreaths Honoring 1973 Student Uprising

Greek politicians honored the 1973 student uprising against the junta on Tuesday by laying wreaths at the Athens Polytechnic, the place where some say at least 24 young people gave their lives for liberty and democracy. As commemoration rallies are...

The Greek Uprising: How Brave Students Rebelled Against the Junta

The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurred in November 1973 as a massive student demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. The uprising began on 14 November 1973, escalated to an open anti-junta revolt, and ended in...

Greece Pulls Plug on Rally for Anniversary of Polytechnic Uprising

On Friday, Michalis Chrisochoidis, the country's Minister of Citizen Protection, announced that the annual rally commemorating the Polytechnic Uprising on November 17, 1973 would not occur this year. The yearly demonstration marks the day that Greece's right-wing military Junta sent...

Greece Announces Polytechnic Uprising Will Not Be Celebrated in 2020

Adding to the long list of events, celebrations and commemorations which never saw the light of day this year, it appears that 1973's Athens Polytechnic Uprising, the anniversary of which is remembered annually in the city, will also not...

Athens Polytechnic Opens its Gates for Events Commemorating Student Uprising

The commemorations marking the anniversary of the November 17 student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic University in 1973 officially kicked off on Friday. The gates of the National Metsovio Polytechnic were opened at 9:30 and will stay open for the...

Six Greek Physics Professors Among Top 200 in the World

Six physics professors from the National Technological University of Athens (known as "The Polytechnic") are among the 200 top researchers on the list of the 672 most influential researchers worldwide. The list is compiled annually by Webometrics for the...

Greek Police on Alert for Yearly November 17 March to US Embassy

More than 5,000 officers are on duty to police the march that will take place Friday afternoon in Athens, commemorating the anniversary of the student uprising against the Greek junta in 1973. The march will start at 3 pm local...

Barricaded Anarchists in Athens Polytechnic Ask Greeks to Drop Flower Pots on Police

A group of about 70 anarchists continue for a second day the occupation of the Athens Polytechnic, hours before the culmination of festivities for the anniversary of the uprising. The occupation of the building raise concerns that the commemorative events...

Two Arrests After Another Night of Tension in Exarchia

Youth led anti-establishment groups clashed with police Saturday night in Athens Exarchia District. The group's weapons of choice included stones and petrol bombs. Police were armed in riot gear while no injuries were reported. Twelve people were detained during the scuffle....