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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-11-17

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] 43rd anniversary of Polytechnic uprising to peak with a march to US Embassy
  • [02] Turmoil and violent incidents late Wednesday at Souda hotspot

  • [01] 43rd anniversary of Polytechnic uprising to peak with a march to US Embassy

    The 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic uprising will peak on Thursday with a march to the US Embassy, at 3 pm.

    The university has remained open over the last two days so that citizens can pay their respects to the victims of November 17 uprising. Education Minister Kostas Gavroglou and the President of the Parliament Nikos Voutsis laid a wreath on Wednesday.

    On his part, the vice president of the union of prisoners and exiled rebellions (SFEA), Spyros Chavatzis, said: "Forty-three years later, the main slogan 'Bread-Education-Freedom' still applies. They have a special meaning in the conditions created by the economic crisis."

    Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said: "It is a day of remembrance and of multiple lessons ... It is a day that teaches us, in perpetuity, that the defense of democracy is a daily duty, especially in today's tough times for people and their rights, not only for our country, since they have taken pan-European and global dimensions."

    [02] Turmoil and violent incidents late Wednesday at Souda hotspot

    Turmoil prevailed in Souda hotspot on Chios island during the night.

    Migrants and refugees mostly from Africa burnt tents (according to local media most of the camp was destroyed, they broke cars' windscreens and shop windows. Police intervened and arrested an unknown number of migrants and refugees.


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