Greek President commemorates 46th anniversary of the restoration of democracy

46th anniversary of the restoration of democracy

46th anniversary of the restoration of democracy

"Today is a day of honour and remembrance for all those who fought, were tortured, exiled so that today we can enjoy the benefits of democracy," President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou stated on the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the restoration of democracy.

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.

"They fought for democracy, for freedom, for human rights. And we must, in addition to honouring them, keep this memory alive, so that we never experience such moments again," she continued.

The President of the Republic 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.