Greece remembers the Athens Polytechnic Uprising against the military junta

Article published on Nov. 18, 2010
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Article published on Nov. 18, 2010
The largest demonstration of recent years in order to commemorate the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military junta in 1973 took place yesterday in Athens. According to estimates by officials, the volume of demonstrators exceeded a total of 35,000, while representatives of the organizers spoke about 45,000-50,000 people.
The over-involvement has not been altered or dropped despite the heavy rain which broke out for about half an hour shortly after 3 pm, when the bloc demonstrators were set up outside the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The demonstration's head is the blood-painted Greek flag of 17th November's night

and 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.