At least 12,000 protesters take to the streets in Greece to mark 45th anniversary of the 1973 student revolt against US-backed junta which saw 24 killed in military crackdown | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

At least 12,000 protesters take to the streets in Greece to mark 45th anniversary of the 1973 student revolt against US-backed junta which saw 24 killed in military crackdown

At least 12,000 Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Saturday during an annual demonstration marking the 45th anniversary of a 1973 student revolt against a US-backed junta.

The march was held amid tight security with more than 5,000 officers deployed and drones and a police helicopter hovering over the central Syntagma Square, which has often become a battleground in previous demonstrations.

Some marchers held banners with slogans denouncing fascism, imperialism, NATO and US foreign wars as well as austerity.

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