6,000 police deployed as Greece gears up for Polytechnic anniversary

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Helicopters, drones and some 6,000 police officers will be deployed as part of the tight security operation planned by police in central Athens on November 17 – the anniversary of the 1973 student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic.

Greek Police (ELAS) will guard government buildings, embassies and universities to avoid attacks or squatting, Ekathimerini reports.

On November 17, Greece will mark the anniversary of the 1973 student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic.

There will also be an increased police presence in the wider area of Exarchia, where anti-establishment rioters traditionally mount raids on police after the end of the main march for the anniversary.

ELAS will also keep water cannons on stand-by while the marches take place.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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