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    Greece Marks 1973 Anti-Junta Revolt With Massive March in Athens (PHOTOS)

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    Over 5,000 police officers were at the march scene, including drones and a police helicopter that were monitoring the area of Syntagma Square in the center of Athens.

    At least 12,000 Greeks marched on the streets of Athens on Saturday celebrating the anniversary of a student anti-junta revolution that took place in 1973, police said.

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    Several attendees carried banners with slogans that condemned fascism, imperialism, NATO and US foreign military interventions.

    At the same time, Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki was also witnessing a demonstration which gathered over 7,000 attendees. 

    Riot police everywhere. All peaceful atm but later on violence, vandalism is expected. #athens #17Νοεμβρη pic.twitter.com/BaNlziOk0t

    The recent march comes as a move to commemorate the killing of at least 24 people in 1973 during the student revolt at Athens Polytechnic, which opposed the Greek Military Junta. The uprising is largely considered a step that has helped to strip the junta of power and ensured the restoring of democracy. 


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