Second World War resistance hero
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.