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~ Athens 17 November 1973 Polytechnic uprising ~

The Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973 was a massive demonstration of popular opposition to the regime of military junta of 1967-1974 .
The uprising began 14 November in 1973 , escalated into open anti-junta revolt and ended in bloodshed in the morning 17 November's , after a series of events that began with the entry of tanks in Polytechnic space .
Greece was the from 21 April 1967 dictatorial under the governance of the army , a regime which abolished civil liberties , dissolved the political parties and exiled , imprisoned and tortured politicians and citizens on the basis of their political beliefs .
In 1973 , finds the dictatorship leader of Papadopoulos , has started process of liberalisation a scheme , which included the release of political prisoners and the partial censorship lifted and promises Constitution for new elections and 10 February in 1974 for return to civilian rule .
Opposition , managed to initiate civil action against the junta .
The junta to try to control every aspect of policy , had mixed syndicalism student in 1967 , banning the student universities elections , forcibly drafting students and imposing compulsory unelected leaders student clubs of the National Student Union Honourable ( E.F.E.E. ) .
These actions obviously created anti-junta sentiments among students , such as the student Kostas Georgakis geology , who committed suicide 1970 publicly Genoa in Italy's in protest against the junta .
With this exception , the first mass public demonstration against the junta came from students 21 February in 1973 .
The riots began a little earlier , 5 February to when the students of Polytechnic decided abstention from their homework .

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