The demonstration's head is the blood-painted Greek flag of 17th November's nightand is regarded as a struggle againg the military dictatorship which ruled the country from 1967 to 1974. The students were demonstrating against the junta and occupied the Polytechnic School for 3 days, until the . Despite the fact that the United States have never formally accepted any involvement, Greeks believe that they have backed up the military regime. It is for this reason that since 1974 when democracy was restored (that is called 'metapoliteusi' in Greek)
The Athens Polytechnic uprising is regarded as the most important events of modern Greek history For the Greek students, this was their ''May of 1968''.17th of November 1973That night the regime sent a military tank in order to dissolve the protestors resulting to dozens of dead and hunderds wounded students.every demonstration finishes outside the American embassy of Athens.
With sources from Vima.