House speaker, SYRIZA officials lay wreath at Polytechnic memorial


House speaker Nikos Voutsis, Education Minister Costas Gavroglou and SYRIZA party secretary Panayiotis Rigas on Wednesday took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial for the November 17, 1973 student uprising against the military dictatorship.

“Battles that must not be forgotten were fought here and they have to be a reference point for the difficult times we are going through,” said Voutsis after depositing a wreath in front of the historic premises of the National Technical University of Athens, then Athens Polytechnic, where a protest by students was violently quashed by the junta regime.

“The honor always belongs to these heroes,” he said.