Reuters: Greeks Protest Against War in Nov 17 Rally (Αγγλικά)


(Corporate media agency) Reuters. 17 November 2002. Greeks Protest Against War in Nov 17 Rally. ATHENS -- Thousands of Greek protesters denounced a possible U.S. attack on Iraq on Sunday during an annual march marking a 1973 student revolt which led to the birth of the feared November 17 guerrilla group. Police briefly detained 10 demonstrators after using teargas to disperse groups of self-styled anarchists who hurled firebombs and rocks near the U.S. embassy, disrupting the otherwise peaceful event. There were no reports of injuries. Police said more than 10,000 people marched from the central polytechnic school, site of the revolt, to the U.S. embassy, which has long been blamed for supporting Greece's former military leadership -- the target of the student protest 29 years ago. "No to War in Iraq" and "Americans -- Killers of Nations," read several of the banners carried by demonstrators. About 5,000 police, including riot squads and special forces, guarded the march route in anticipation of heavy turnout, boosted by a roundup of suspect members of the radical leftist November 17 group earlier this year. Members of the group, which was born in the wake of the bloody clampdown on the 1973 student uprising, had eluded capture for decades. Now in custody the 18 suspects have called for supporters – mainly small groups of anarchists -- to take to the streets on Sunday to demonstrate moral support. Police said more than 500 demonstrators shouted slogans for the release of the guerrilla suspects. The student protest on November 17 marked the beginning of the end for Greece's 1967-74 military rule, and pro-democracy and victim groups have also vowed a big turnout to show violence in Greece is over. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

από metafora 18/11/2002 4:02 πμ.

(Media suck all over the world... too many lies) Stores burned during rally By Miron Varouhakis in Athens November 18, 2002 PROTESTERS demanding freedom for jailed terrorist suspects burned storefronts and pelted riot police with rocks and firebombs during an annual pro-democracy march to the US embassy in Athens. Police used tear gas and made arrests as more than 8000 marchers commemorated the November 17, 1973 crushing of a student-led uprising against the 1967-74 military regime that ruled Greece. A small faction of self-proclaimed anarchists and sympathisers used the event to denounce the arrests of suspected members of the November 17 terrorist group, which takes its name from the date of the student rebellion. At least four businesses were set aflame. Rioters made barricades from chairs taken from outdoor cafes near the US Embassy. Police guarding the embassy compound came under a barrage of objects including rocks and homemade firebombs. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. Violence has diminished in recent years during the march -led by the Greek Communist Party- but this year authorities were on high alert because of the terrorist crackdown and anti-US sentiment from Washington's showdown with Iraq. More than 5000 police officers were positioned on the march's route through central Athens. Anti-riot squads blocked all roads around the US embassy - the traditional focus of the march because of American backing for the junta. More than 20 people are believed to have died and hundreds were injured when tanks and soldiers poured into the polytechnic campus in 1973. The actual death toll has never been firmly established and some sources place it much higher. The student revolt is credited with helping accelerate the downfall of the junta in 1974. Police have arrested 18 alleged members of the November 17 group, blamed for 23 killings and dozens of other attacks since 1975. The group completely outwitted the authorities until a botched bombing in June led to a series of arrests. The trials are expected to begin early next year. November 17's victims include four Americans, two Turkish diplomats and prominent Greek political and business figures. The group's most recent victim, British defence attache Brigadier Stephen Saunders, was killed in 2000. Last week, about 60 members of anarchist groups gathered at a police cordon outside the high-security prison in Athens where the suspects are held. The protesters - some wearing ski masks - chanted slogans in support of the suspects. On Friday, attackers smashed car windshields and hurled gasoline bombs in the street in central Athens in violence linked to the annual march. No one was hurt and no arrests were reported.

από καλ 18/11/2002 4:03 πμ.

Μετάφραση της πρώτης παραγράφου του άρθρου: "Χιλιάδες Έλληνες διαδηλωτές κατήγγειλαν μια πιθανή αμερικανική επίθεση στο Ιράκ την Κυριακή κατά την ετήσια πορεία μνήμης φοιτητικής εξέγερσης του 1973, Η ΟΠΟΙΑ ΟΔΗΓΗΣΕ ΣΤΗ ΓΕΝΝΗΣΗ (!) της αντάρτικης ομάδας 17Ν. Τα σχόλια δικά σας...

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