Greece | Large demonstrations expected to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki on November 17

On November 17, Large demonstrations involving more than 10,000 participants are expected to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki. The demonstrations are to commemorate the anniversary of the 1973 protests against the then-ruling junta. Road closures in some areas may begin as early as 1:00 pm, and severe traffic disruptions are expected when road closures fully take effect by 4:00 p.m.


  • – In Athens, expected gathering points are the Athens Polytechnic University, continuing to Syntagma Square and the U.S. Embassy and concluding in Exarchia.
  • – In Thessaloniki, demonstrators will gather at the Venizelos Statue (78 Egnatia Street) and march to the Consulate General.

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