March of the 1st May in Athens

The paradox in Greece is that the 1st of May was officially celebrated by the dictatorship of Metaxa (1936-1940).

Also another grotesque situation is that 1st May became no working day during the dictatorship of Papadopoulos (1967-1973). Until then it was a strike. 

Generally most Athenians don’t go to the center for the traditional march. It is considered a day off. 

Βουλή πρωτομαγιά
Outside the greek parliament on Amalias avenue.

 
Athens 1st May.
On Eleftheriou Venizelou street. Left the university.
 

Πρωτομαγιά  Πλατεία Ομόνοιας.
The march ended at Ononoia square.
Πρωτομαγιά πλατεία Συντάγματος.
Below the parliament at the Syntagma square.
Λεωφόρος Αμαλίας Πρωτομαγιά.
The march was forbiden to turn at the Vasilisis Sofias avenue and continued until Omonoia square.
Οδός Πανεπιστημίου. Πρωτομαγιάτικη πορεία.
Eleftheriou Venizelou street.
Οδός Ερμού πρωτομαγιά.
1st May at the entrance of Ermou street.
Othonos street was blocked by the police.
Othonos street was blocked by the police.
Πλατεία Ομονοίας πρωτομαγιά.
The last of the groups which marched the 1st May.

 Speech of the dictator Ioannis Metaxas during the 1st May.

Source :

http://web.archive.org/save/http://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/472327/i-istoria-tis-ergatikis-protomagias/

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