The Athens Polytechnic uprising of 1973 started as a student strike which escalated into a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the US-backed right-wing military junta. The uprising was brutally suppressed on November 17
The neo-Nazi Greek fascist party Golden Dawn was declared a criminal organization by a Greek court last year, which convicted its leadership for involvement in multiple hate crimes, including the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas
The law was passed with 158 votes in support in the 300-seat parliament even while it garnered heavy criticism from the opposition on June 16.
The Greek government has proposed a bill that introduces several anti-worker measures, including increasing work timings in the country from eight hours to 10 hours per day, making Sunday a working day, restricting union activities and curtailing the right to strike
The bill allows the setting up of a state security division on university campuses as well as students could also be held accountable for putting up banners and posters across campus.
Health workers demanded fresh investment in the sector to combat the pandemic while students and teachers opposed the deployment of security forces on university campuses
On Thursday, rallies were held across the country against the proposal of the New Democracy-led government to set up police contingents on campuses. The protesters also demanded reopening of classes and increased investment in the sector
12 years ago, on December 6, 2008, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old school student was shot and killed in Athens by two special guards of the Greek police
Workers, teachers and youth groups in Greece have called for a general strike on November 26 and have put forward a series of demands in sectors such as health care, education and other areas of employment
Hundreds of protestors in Greece were met with the riot police and dozens arrested as they commemorated the 47th anniversary of the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising
The Athens Polytechnic uprising of 1973 was a key moment in the resistance to the right-wing junta that then ruled Greece. This year, the New Democracy government had tried to ban commemorative gatherings citing COVID-19
Following the verdict, there was widespread celebration even as protesters honored the memory of Fyssas and other victims of Golden Dawn’s violence