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
The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors’ Associations, the key organiser put forth a set of demands to fight the pandemic. These include mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors
Following the verdict, there was widespread celebration even as protesters honored the memory of Fyssas and other victims of Golden Dawn’s violence
A Greek court convicted the leadership of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party of running a criminal organization. Its members were also convicted for their role in the murder of Greek musician Pavlos Fyssas and other hate crimes
A bill introduced by the New Democracy goverment permits the authorities to impose restrictions on the use of roads and spaces for demonstrations. It also enables authorities to ban demonstrations and penalize the organizers
Major trade unions and workers’ parties across Europe organized May Day events in public and online platforms adhering to safety protocols due to lockdown.
Health workers under the banner of the Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors’ Associations (OENGE) demanded state support, including adequate funds, staff and resources, for the fight against COVID-19 in the country
A report on the 45th KNE Odigits festival, held across Greece from the beginning of August, culminating on September 21.
Kostas Peletidis, was re-elected as mayor of Patras, the third largest city in Greece. He was the candidate of the KKE-backed People’s Rally and won 70.22 % of the votes