Clashes in Greek capital after peaceful rally marking uprising
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Protesters and riot police clashed in Athens' Exarchia district on Tuesday, after a rally commemorating the 1973 student uprising against the then-ruling military junta. Some 16,000 activists took to the streets to mark the anniversary. According to the police, some 200 protesters broke away from the rally and began hurling rocks and petrol bombs at officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades.
The 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising protested against the Greek military junta, which ruled from 1967-1974. The uprising began on November 14, before escalating to an open anti-junta revolt that ended in bloodshed in the early morning of November 17. Twenty-four civilians were killed in clashes during the uprising, while hundreds were injured.