Polytechnic Uprising

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...

Thousands March in Athens to Commemorate Polytechnic Uprising

Thousands marched on the streets of Athens toward the US Embassy on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and the victims of the deadly 1973 crackdown by the police and the army of a student uprising...

Former PM Tsipras to Join Demo on Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

Former PM Alexis Tsipras announced that he will join demonstrators on Sunday for the yearly march to the U.S. Embassy marking the 1973 Polytechnic uprising. The leader of leftist SYRIZA is thought to be the first former Greek PM to...

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...

November 17 Anniversary: Thousands March to Commemorate the Polytechnic Uprising

Thousands of people marched on the streets of Athens on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and the victims of the 1973 deadly crackdown by the police and the Army of a student uprising against...