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Greek Police on Alert Over Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary

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

Angry Crowd Bars SYRIZA Delegation from Athens Polytechnic (video)

A delegation from the governing SYRIZA party, including prominent ministers, was prevented by leftist groups from laying a wreath at the Athens Polytechnic Memorial on Friday, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the uprising against the junta. Television...

Sixteen Charged with Serious Offences Over Clashes in Exarchia

Sixteen people arrested during clashes with police in the Athens district of Exarchia were led before a public prosecutor on Saturday, to be charged with a number of serious offences. The incidents led to the injury of a woman...

Violent Clashes in Athens Mark Polytechnic Uprising Anniversary (video)

Dozens of anarchists launched a barrage of petrol bomb attacks against the police at the infamous Exarhia area of Athens. Police responded with tear gas and a number of properties have been damaged. A woman was hospitalized with burns after being...

Anarchists Occupy Athens Polytechnic as Anniversary of Uprising Approaches

Groups of anarchists have occupied the main building of Athens Polytechnic, two days before the anniversary of the 1973 student uprising against the dictatorship. According to a statement published on a leftist web site, the occupiers are calling for "rebellion...

Metsovio Polytechnic Celebrates 180-year Anniversary

The National Metsovio Polytechnic celebrates this year its 180-year anniversary. A series of events including thematic units on the schools of the Polytechnic and the long history of the institution have been scheduled to take place in early July,...

Athens Polytechnic Anniversary: 13 Arrests, 5 Detentions After Clashes on Thursday

Thirteen people were arrested while five more were detained near the Athens Polytechnic late on Thursday alleged to be involved in the clashes that broke out after the march for the 43rd anniversary of the students uprising. Earlier, roughly 200...

43rd Polytechnic Anniversary Marred by Violence Again [photos + video]

A few minutes before 8 p.m. the rally commemorating the 43rd Polytechnic anniversary went awry when a fire erupted at the courtyard of the National Technical University of Athens (Polytechnic). The fire brigade was unable to intervene due to...

43rd November 17 Polytechnic Anniversary: Crowds March in Remembrance

Greek authorities are braced for violent protests during the 43rd November 17 Polytechnic uprising anniversary march to commemorate the student revolt at the educational institution in 1973 that is believed to have put an end to Greece's military dictatorship...

An Uprising Remembered: CIA Daughter on Anti-junta Polytechnic Anniversary

On the occasion of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the Greek Junta, Leslie Absher, the daughter of a CIA operative stationed in Greece during the military dictatorship, remembers the events that brought down the regime forty one years ago...