Protesters hurled Molotov cocktails, stones and fireworks during running battles with police in Thessaloniki on Friday to mark the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973. The clashes last for around two hours with police responding with tear gas after protesters set up running road blocks. A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital after driving into a barricade set up by... Еще protesters. Earlier, thousands of protesters took to the streets to mark the anniversary of the bloody Polytechnic School Uprising. The Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973 was a massive demonstration against the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. The uprising began on November 14, escalating into an open revolt that ended in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17. Twenty-four civilians were killed in clashes while hundreds were injured.