Pavlopoulos on Athens Polytechnic uprising: Defence of democracy is a daily duty

The defense of democracy is a daily duty, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Wednesday in a message to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising.

He said the anniversary is a day of memory and an opportunity for many lessons.

“The anniversary is a day that teaches us, in perpetuity, that the defense of democracy is a daily duty, especially in today’s tough times for man and his rights. This is true not only for our country, as these problems have taken pan-European and global dimensions,” he stated.