Anniversary of Polytechnic uprising unites left against ND clampdown on gatherings

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
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A political controversy erupted over the marking of November 17, the anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic uprising against Greece’s military dictatorship, which is traditionally celebrated with a large-scale rally in the centre of Athens.

While public gatherings are prohibited under the lockdown rules, a number of political parties had initially expressed their determination to march, the New Democracy government has been adamant that no exceptions will be made to the public health measu...

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