marches, slogans and banners with words that send messages of freedom and struggle against fascism…….
Something like that, romantic, vehicle with the racing excitement of the new generation, student youth started the events that remained in history as the Athens Polytechnic uprising.
At 14 November 1973 the Polytechnic students initially decide abstinence, and after the capture of school. Within a few hours at the emitter and the spoken message history: «here University! O people of Greece in Athens is bearer of our struggle, your struggle, our common struggle against dictatorship and for the Republic. here University, here University. You talk radio station free struggling students, free struggling Greeks ". Here marches, demonstrations, slogans and banners, the regime reacts, not enough police, tanks to the streets of Athens…
Midnight and tanks surround the University.
They have orders to suppress the student revolt that had broken out against dictatorship.
Students call their soldiers to join them.
At dawn a tank pulls down the main gate….
There are many dead and hundreds wounded. The junta announced 16 dead, while martial law restored the Markezinis government.
The next day, The Greek press has published articles in state ….. siege!
From a censorship Junta, on the other the common understanding and the most novice journalist on the historicity of the moment. Ideology, position, perception, Fear for personal integrity and physical censorship “sculpted” Titles that day. The facts presented, Nevertheless, without any criticism against the dictatorial regime.
That reflected what was happening inside and outside the University of the newspapers of the time;
We collected some of the headlines in 16 at 17 and 18 November 1973……..
- MACEDONIA: Six hours BATTLE IN ATHENS
- EVENING: THE TANKS suppressed REVOLT
- THE NEWS: Intervened tank
- VRADINI: Tank ezosan ATHENS
- THE STEP!: TRAFMATIES DEAD AND THE CENTER OF ATHENS
- POSTMAN!: THE TANKS suppressed STUDENT ANARCHY