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Polytechnic Uprising

CIA Daughter Remembers the Polytechnic Uprising in Greece

On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in Greece against the Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, recalls the events that eventually brought down the regime in 1973. Leslie...

Greece Kicks-off Three Day Celebration of the Polytechnic Uprising

A three-day celebration on the anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic uprising kicked off in Greece on Tuesday an annual event that commemorates the students who rose against the military junta. On Tuesday, the Athens Polytechnic, or the National Technical University...

The Most Notorious Antiquities Smuggler in Modern Greece

The name of German national Stefan Guericke will remain in history as the biggest antiquities smuggler in modern Greece

April 21, 1967: Military Junta Places Greece in Shackles

On April 21st, 1967, Greece woke up with a military junta taking over power and putting the country in shackles for seven years

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 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...

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,...

Greek Police Bans Public Gatherings Ahead of Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

The Greek Police issued a statement late on Saturday night announcing that all public gatherings of more than four people in Greece's public places will be banned from Sunday, November 15, to Wednesday, November 18. This comes as Greece prepares...

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...