GREECE: Another Junta in Athens

The new military rulers of Greece moved quickly last week to consolidate their power. Within 48 hours after the Sunday morning coup that ousted the government of George Papadopoulos (TIME, Dec. 3), most tanks and troops were removed from the streets of Athens, a curfew imposed at the time of the coup was lifted, and public schools (but not the universities) were reopened. The junta even freed a token number of political leaders, students and workers who had been imprisoned by the previous regime after last month's rioting.

The deposed Papadopoulos remained under...

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