Demonstrators were on the streets in Athens on September 10 to protest against the Greek-American military base agreement, details of which were announced the day before.
GVs Anti-missile posters.
GV Banner-carrying demonstrators chanting slogans. (3 SHOTS)
SCU Effigy of President Reagan.
GVs & SVs Pro-Communist poster. (3 SHOTS)
GV & SV Marching demonstrators. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Demonstrators were on the streets in Athens on September 10 to protest against the Greek-American military base agreement, details of which were announced the day before. The protest developed from a Communist youth festival. Marchers set out from twelve points around the city and converged on the Athens suburb of Peristeri Park. They carried anti-US placards, an effigy of President Reagan, and shouted slogans against both NATO (North Atlantic treaty Organisation) and U.S. bases in Greece. Greece's Socialist government was elected with a pledge to get rid of the twenty four U.S. installations in the country. The government says the agreement ensures that the bases will be closed by the end of the decade. The Greek Communist Party says the agreement is not a timetable for the withdrawal of the bases because it includes no concrete obligation to that effect. The Communist Party described the deal as an agreement for the bases to stay.