A protest marking the anniversary of the deadly suppression of a 1973 student uprising in Greece turned into a massive anti-Israeli demonstration in the capital Athens, Press TV reports.
On Saturday, communist protesters gathered at the Athens Polytechnic before marching on to the Israeli embassy in protest against its ongoing killing of Palestinians in Gaza.
On November 17, 1973, students held a massive demonstration against the Greek military junta, which was deposed in 1974. At least 23 students were killed.
After reaching the Israeli embassy, thousands of angry protesters chanted anti-Israeli slogans, burning an Israeli flag.
Demonstrators shouted pro-Palestinian slogans such as “Free Palestine.” They also demanded an end to the violence caused by the “Zionist child murderers”.
Most of the demonstrators were members of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and carried their party’s red flags with yellow hammer and sickle communist symbols.
More than 100 Palestinians have been killed and 1,000 others injured by Israeli airstrikes since November 14.
Gaza has been blockaded since June 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
The apartheid regime of Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.
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