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ATHENS POLYTECHNIC UPRISING

COMMEMORATED

December 2021 The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia commemorated the heroes of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in November 1973, on Sunday 14 November at the cenotaph of the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Franklin Street, Adelaide. In November 1973, the students occupied the grounds of the Polytechnic and held mass demonstrations against the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, under the slogan of “Bread – Education – Freedom”. The uprising began on 14 November 1973, escalated to an open anti-junta revolt and ended in bloodshed in the early morning of 17 November with a tank crashing through the main gate crashing many of the protesting students to death. Tens of members of the public were also shot in the surrounding streets of Athens. The junta collapsed in July 1974 under the weight of its traitorous coup that opened the back door to Turkey to invade and occupy 37% of the Cyprus territory. The Greek Community event, included a memorial, speech, a wreath laying ceremony ON behalf of GOCSA and the GOCSA Schools and a brief cultural program. In the photo, members of the national army of Greece lay a wreath at the Athens Polytechnic memorial.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

ATHENS POLYTECHNIC UPRISING

COMMEMORATED

December 2021 The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia commemorated the heroes of the Athens Polytechnic uprising in November 1973, on Sunday 14 November at the cenotaph of the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Franklin Street, Adelaide. In November 1973, the students occupied the grounds of the Polytechnic and held mass demonstrations against the Greek military junta of 1967–1974, under the slogan of “Bread – Education – Freedom”. The uprising began on 14 November 1973, escalated to an open anti-junta revolt and ended in bloodshed in the early morning of 17 November with a tank crashing through the main gate crashing many of the protesting students to death. Tens of members of the public were also shot in the surrounding streets of Athens. The junta collapsed in July 1974 under the weight of its traitorous coup that opened the back door to Turkey to invade and occupy 37% of the Cyprus territory. The Greek Community event, included a memorial, speech, a wreath laying ceremony ON behalf of GOCSA and the GOCSA Schools and a brief cultural program. In the photo, members of the national army of Greece lay a wreath at the Athens Polytechnic memorial.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia