The uprise of Polytechneion (The National Metsoveion Engineering School) marked the countdown of the military junta. The military had put the country in a cast since 1967, and that cast, unfortunately, demanded blood to break.
The students begun to demonstrate in February 1973, when they overtook the Law School of Athens asking for democracy and freedom. The climax of the demonstrations came in November when the students barricaded inside the Engineering School. The images of the tank crushing the wrought iron gate of the school, and with it, the bodies of the students are imprinted on the collective memory of the Greek people. And so are the voices of the students calling for help over the university radio station.