in mid—February of 1973.

(8) The development of the struggle, after the spring of 1973, and_ its subsequent spread both to the city workplace and to some agricul— tural areas. Such phenomena bluntly indicate how unions and political groups alike had begun to mould them elves into a coherent form at the grassroOts level, laying, by their very nature, the foundations for the establishment of a co-ordinated struggle against the fascist dictators and their empire~building protectors.

The culmination of that struggle was,unquestionably, the popular uprising of November that began with the students' occupation of the Athens Polytechnic.

At this junction, I will simply give the floor to a survivor of the uprising, Yannis Zafiropoulos, and read you his dexcription of

the events of the resistance inside the Polytechnic School.

(there follows a\Greek text that chronologically recounts the actual events of the three-day uprising)

Friends, all of you who are gathered here today:

Eight years have passed since-that November in 1973. I don't feel I am the one to give you an appreciation of the meaning of‘the heroic events of the Polytechnic. That appreciationfwas exuressed in no uncertain terms by the Greek people on‘the 18th of October, 1981.

i The overwhelming victory of the democratic forces of our country_in the recent-elections is, for me, the result of the sacrifice of our brothers who chose to resist inside the Polytechnic. It is the continu-

ationfof the aims that the youth of Greece set fer itself at the cost

;,of much blood. It is also the proof that our people have not forgotten

their dead, but have fought for eight years to banish the conservative