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Nov 17 Remember Polytechnic Massacre Protest in Athens(22 images)

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  • Students join arms as they march through downtown Athens.
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  • Men and women who participated in the Polytechnic University occupation and witnessed their classmates gunned down, gather in Syntagma Square,
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  • Students join arms as they march through downtown Athens.
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  • Like on other important social and political anniversaries there is tension in the air.
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  • Men and women who participated in the Polytechnic University occupation and witnessed their classmates gunned down, gather in Syntagma Square,
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  • A line of riot police prepares for the protestor's entrance in Syntagma.
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  • The students chants and stomping presents a formidable show unity and strength. MP's in parlaiment probably find it hard to tune out the protests.
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  • The students chants and stomping presents a formidable show unity and strength.
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  • The students chants and stomping presents a formidable show unity and strength. MP's in parlaiment probably find it hard to tune out the protests.
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  • A family poses for the press at the head of the march.
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  • The head of the march leaves Parlaiment behind and heads to the American Embassy.  During the Military Junta's rule the American embassy played a critical role in legitimizing the repressive regime, and was an unapologetic supporter of the military's tactics.
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  • The head of the march leaves Parlaiment behind and heads to the American Embassy.  During the Military Junta's rule the American embassy played a critical role in legitimizing the repressive regime, and was an unapologetic supporter of the military's tactics.
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  • Riot police stand guard outside the American embassy.
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  • Riot police stand guard outside the American embassy.
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  • Riot police stand guard outside the American embassy.
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  • Students wave their flags outside of the Isreali embassy.  Given the current situation in Gaza organizers of the march decided to continue on after the American embassy and head to the Isreali.
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  • Members of the Greek Communist party (KKE) march to the Isreali embassy.
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  • Three riot police chat through gas masks as they wait for the march to arrive in Syntagma.
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  • Members of the Greek Communist party (KKE) march to the Isreali embassy.
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  • a tourist sits in Syntagma as the march arrives in the square. Years of austerity and civil unrest have left the marble benches and walls in the square chipped and broken.
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  • Students march past Syntagma square and the Greek parliament.
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  • A doorman and concierge at the    Hotel Grand Bretagne chat before the arrival of the march in Syntagma Square.
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