Greek President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates Struggle Against Junta



The President of Greece, Ekaterina Sakellaropoulou, lays a great commemorating the victims go the junta, which was in power from 1967 until 1974.

President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou attended an event held on Friday for the heroes of the anti-dictatorship struggle, which was held in the former detention centres of a Greek military police interrogation unit that operated during the 1967-1974 junta.

Today marks the 46th anniversary of the restoration of democracy in Greece.

Sakellaropoulou laid a wreath in memory of the victims of the dictatorship and was given a tour of the Museum of the Anti-dictatorship Democratic Resistance by representatives of the Association of Imprisoned Exiles 1967-74.

“Today is a day of honor and remembrance for all those who fought, were tortured, exiled so that today we can enjoy the benefits of democracy,” Sakellaropoulou said in a statement.

“They fought for democracy, for freedom, for human rights. And we must, in addition to honoring them, keep this memory alive, so that we never experience such moments again,” the President of the Republic underlined.

With information from AMNA