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Athens Polytechnic Uprising by Kevrekidis Athens Polytechnic Uprising by Kevrekidis
National Metsoveion Polytechnic School of Athens – Greece.
Monument to the victims of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising, 17 November, 1973.

In April 21, 1967, Greece had been under a military dictatorship (Junta), a regime which abolished civil rights, dissolved political parties and exiled, imprisoned and tortured politicians and citizens based on their political beliefs.
The Polytechnion Uprising is an outstanding event in recent Greek history. On November, 1973 students at the Athens Polytechnic School (Polytechneion) went on strike, barricaded themselves in the school campus and started protesting against the military regime. Events began on November 14th and ended on November 17th, 1973 with the unprovoked intervention of army tanks and the attack by the army and police against those besieged inside the Polytechnic Campus and the demonstrating supporters outside in Patission Street. These few days saw the growth of an impressive popular uprising centered at the Polytechnic School. The people of Greece and the country's youth all rallied in support of the students, united around the ideals: Freedom, Democracy, Independence, Education and Social Progress. The toll of the Polytechnion uprising was tragic. Several demonstrators were killed; many more were arrested by the military police and were tortured for months in military prisons. The Junta fell a few months later and Polytechnion is being commemorated every year on November the 17th. The student uprising was a courageous and heroic act of resistance against the military dictatorship, and therefore a symbol of resistance to tyranny.

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο.
Το μνημείο του αγώνα των φοιτητών στο προαύλιο του Πολυτεχνείου.

©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I love the way you did the picture-- and the a/n was VERY interesting!!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ashley!
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TantzAerine Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks for this tribute. As one whose grandfather is in the list of the fallen, I feel especially touched when people don't attack this anniversary with the politics of those who used the pure emotions of the students to further their own unpatriotic goals.

Well done!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Well said...
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I remember in that period Franco in Spain, the military dictatorship in Greece (in Italy we called it "the dictatorship of the Colonels"), and some fascist event here in Italy never cleared up, so we had this "stripe of fascism" that I can't forget.
... In Italy, it seems to me that the youngest generations are not so informed about what it was happening in that period (in Italy and, mainly, in Greece and Spain, and, why not, in Argentina) ... these monuments, your pic's need to remember ... they are as drops in the sea ... but the sea is made of drop, each of us has to take his drop to the sea of the historic knowledge.
This is the only way to hope to go better.

Oh .. I was forgettin', nice pic K. !!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Riccardo! So true to that!!!
If we forget these important events, we will probably have to live them again...
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I think that the main lesson of the history is "don't forget" ...
Here you can find my little drops [link] [link] [link] [link]
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, but your links don't work. You have to enter the entire link, with the pictures name... not like "d2vcjhu". In order to do that you have to "Open in a new window"
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Please could you try again?
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Thank you :)
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Θέλει αρετή και τόλμη η ελευθερία...

Και να σκεφτείς τι συνέβη ένα μήνα μετά που την ανέβασες!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Χαιρετίσματα λοιπόν στην εξουσία…
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nickandrik Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
...εγω κρατάω την ουσία... κι ονειρεύομαι

Να 'σαι καλά!
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dimitriskats Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Μέρα που είναι [link]
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Μέρα μνήμης για τους Ήρωες….

Πολλά χαιρετίσματα!
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wonderful work :clap:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!! :)
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sweetartluver Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
That's pretty kool ^^ nice capture :D
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks!!!!
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Derrochar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
I like the colour stripes,makes to focus on the eyes..Quite interesting impression. Cool shot =)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Terry!!!! :wave:
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HENshin2885 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good photo and great comment explainning it.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!! :D
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HENshin2885 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:handshake:
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