Earliest political memory of the day #151


The Athens Polytechnic uprising[1]. I was four years old and my family was having some sort of a pick-nick at the park of Pedion Areos. Suddenly, we heard cries and saw groups of people running in Evelpidon street. Lots of people, police, teargas in the air. We left our food and ran. I ran with my dad, my sister with my mom …

Γεγονότα Πολυτεχνείου. Ήμουν 4 ετών και με την οικογένειά μου κάναμε ένα τύπου πικ νικ στο Πεδίον του Άρεως. Ξαφνικά ακούμε φωνές και βλέπουμε στην Ευελπίδων πλήθος κόσμου να τρέχει. Αφήσαμε τα φαγητά και αρχίσαμε να τρέχουμε. Εγώ με τον μπαμπά μου και η αδερφή μου με τη μαμά…

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[1]   The Athens Polytechnic’s uprising (November 1973) was a massive act of demonstration and rejection of the junta, led mostly by students. The students occupied the School of Polytechnics, set up a radio station through which they propagated their demands and called for support. The main slogan was “Bread, Education, Freedom”. On the eve of November 17th, the police broke down the gates of the building with a tank. A lot of students were killed, arrested and tortured.

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