Thousands of Greeks march against austerity to mark 1973 uprising

November 17, 2014 6:49 PM

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Greeks poured into the streets to march against austerity on Monday in one of the biggest anniversary protests in recent years to mark a bloody 1973 student revolt against the then-ruling military junta.

About 40,000 students, workers and pensioners waving red flags and chanting "EU, IMF out!" marched near parliament to the embassy of the United States, which protesters accuse of backing the 1967-74 military dictatorship.

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