Greece: Molotovs scorch Athens on Polytechnic uprising anniversary

Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police in Athens on Saturday, after thousands marched to mark the 45th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising against Greece's military junta. Protesters attacked the police with Molotov cocktails and firecrackers as well as set a Greek flag on fire. Police then dispersed the protesters with water cannons. The 1973 Athens Polytechnic... Еще uprising occurred during the so-called Regime of the Colonels from 1967 to 1974. The uprising began on November 14, escalating into an open revolt that finished in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17. Twenty-four civilians were killed in clashes while hundreds were injured.

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