The memory of 20 year old Thanos Axarlian was commemorated yesterday in Athens, marking the 29th anniversary of his death since his killing following a botched assassination attempt by 17 November terrorist group on July 14, 1992.
Image: Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis visits the spot and consoles the family
“For the last 29 years, on the same time, at the same hour, at 4:03 pm, Thanos Axarlian’s mom, sisters, his family, loved ones and friends, lay a flower where he was murdered by the terrorists. Today he would have been only 49. His cousin, Stefanos, has the same eyes,” said Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis, who visited the spot where Axarlian died on Karagiorgi Servias and Voulis.
New Democracy also issued a statement yesterday commemorating the death of Axarlian:
“Thanos Axarlian would have been 49 years old today, if the terrorists of 17 November had not murdered him on July 14, 1992,” the ruling party said in a statement. “It is our duty to remember,” it added, while “the constant battle against terrorism is our national and democratic duty, which serves freedom and is served by unity.”