Wednesday, 19 December 2018 | News today: 16

Greek protesters burn US flags to mark anniversary of the Polytechnic Uprising


Violent protests broke out in Athens on Saturday evening, over the anniversary of the 1973 uprising against the military junta, known as the Athens Polytechnic Uprising.

About 10.000 protesters marched to the US Embassy in Athens, burning American flags and shouting slogans against the US, which supported the Greek military regime. Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and pelted the police with rocks. Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.