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November 17

Convicted Terrorist Koufodinas to Remain in Prison Until 2027

Greek judges ruled on Friday that Dimitris Koufodinas, the convicted terrorist of the now-defunct November 17 group, must remain in prison until September 2027, when he can then apply for parole. In 2003, Koufodinas, 63, was sentenced to 11 life...

Athens Polytechnic Uprising: How Brave Students Rebelled Against the Junta

The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurred on November 17, 1973 as a massive student demonstration of the popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–1974. The uprising that began on November 17, 1973 escalated to an open anti-junta revolt, and...

How the Athens Polytechnic Uprising Ideals Lost their Glow

The Athens Polytechnic uprising anniversary on November 17 against the military dictatorship in Greece has lost its glow and it is often marred by clashes between police and extreme left groups. In November 1973, it had been six and a...

Pavlos Bakoyannis: The Greek Politician Assassinated by November 17 Terrorists

It was September 26, 1989 when former publisher and New Democracy MP Pavlos Bakoyannis was assassinated by three members of the November 17 terrorist group outside his office in downtown Athens. It was a dastardly crime which shook Greece's political world...

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...

Demonstrators Defy Rally Ban, Clash with Police in Central Athens

Hundreds of demonstrators defied a ban on demonstrations and gathered on two separate locations in central Athens on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Polytechnic student uprising. Despite warnings that the rallies would be unlawful as the country tries...

Greek Left Accuses Government of Authoritarianism for Banning Polytechnic Rally

The three leftist parties in the Greek Parliament have blasted the New Democracy government for banning the Polytechnic uprising's annual demonstration on Tuesday, November 17 as part of the strict new coronavirus measures imposed recently all over the nation. Syriza,...

Thirty-Three Arrested, Fifty-Three Detained During November 17 Protests

Thirty-three people were arrested and fifty-three more were detained during protests in the Athens district of Exarchia late on Sunday night, the anniversary of the November 17, 1973 student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic. Two police officers were injured during...

Athens Polytechnic Uprising: How Greek Students Overthrew a Coup

As of November 1973, it had been six and a half years since Greece had been placed under strict military rule. Opponents of the junta which took over in the April 21, 1967 coup had been tortured, jailed, exiled, or put...

Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greece's "Terrorist Hunter", Returns to Center Stage

Greek politician Michalis Chrisochoidis, who is associated with two of the most spectacular successes of the country's security services this century, has been appointed as the new Citizen Protection minister. During his tenure at the ministry of Public Order --...