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Greeks march to mark anniversary of 1973 student revolt


People attend a demonstration marking 46th anniversary of 1973 Athens Polytechnic student uprising, in Athens, Greece, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of Greeks, including former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, marched through central Athens on Sunday evening to mark the anniversary of a violently quashed student uprising in 1973 that helped topple a military junta.

The annual march often becomes a focal point for protests against government policies and in recent years against austerity, after a decade-long debt crisis.

Police deployed more than 5,000 officers in central Athens. A helicopter hovered over the central Syntagma Square ...


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