Friday, November 21, 2014

"Bread, freedom, education" - Greece remembers the 1973 Polytechnic Uprising.

Bread Freedom Education - slogan of the Athens Polytechnic uprising of 1973 - Greece

After six years of brutal military rule in 1973 Greek university students occupied the Polytechnic campus in central Athens in order to demand a return to democracy. After an initial lull the Junta sent in tanks and police to crush the rebellion, an event that is commemorated very year on the 17th November.

Their slogan, "bread, education, freedom"

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