The Communist Party of Greece honoured the Polytechnic uprising with massive rallies all around Greece.
ICP, 21 November 2018
The resistance of thousands of workers and students against dictatorship on 17 November 1973 was a turning point which accelerated the end of the US-NATO-backed military junta regime in Greece. And the occupation of the Polytechnic University of Athens, which was brutally suppressed, later has become a symbol of this movement. On the 45th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) organized rallies throughout the country.
The big demonstration in Athens gave place to a massive rally that ended at the US embassy. Soldiers participating in the demonstration carried banners on which was written, “soldiers are sons of the people, they have nothing to do outside the borders”. The General Secretary of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, made the following statement:
“The aims and the slogans of the Polytechnic uprising demanding the closure of the atrocious military bases, the disengagement from NATO, social, democratic, labour, people’s rights have not been fulfilled today. For that reason, we continue the struggle, until the final victory, forever”.
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