Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Athens on Friday during a demonstration marking the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973. Tensions grew in the district of Exarcheia when Antifa protesters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas. Earlier, thousands of protesters took to the streets to mark the anniversary of the bloody... Еще 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.