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Athens: Residents defend 72 trees from cutting for new metro station in Exarcheia

Added 2023-11-06


The residents, supported by municipal councilors of the opposition, and the newly-elected Mayor of Athens, who assumes office in early 2024, are  in a face-off with police and contractors. The decision to build a metro station in the heart of the world-famous anarchist neighborhood is part of the conservative government plan to gentrify the area. The station should have been built 400 metres north, right next to the National Archaeological Museum where there is ample space and so as to ease the area from tourist bus traffic.  


Exarcheion Square, Athens