Sec­ond World War re­sis­tance hero

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and left­ist politi­cian Mano­lis Gle­zos looks up yes­ter­day dur­ing the fu­neral ser­vice for Apos­to­los ‘Lakis’ San­tas. On May 30, 1941, Gle­zos and San­tas climbed up to the Acrop­o­lis and tore down the Nazi swastika flag that had been fly­ing there for over a month. It was the first ma­jor dis­play of re­sis­tance by Greeks to the Ger­man oc­cu­piers. The pair were caught sev­eral months later and were tor­tured. They were also im­pris­oned af­ter the war for their left­ist be­liefs. San­tas died on Satur­day at the age of 89.

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