Manolis Glezos

Greek politician

Manolis Glezos (Greek: Μανώλης Γλέζος; 9 September 1922 – 30 March 2020) was a Greek left-wing politician and guerilla. Glezos was best known for his participation in the World War II resistance. He was a MEP from 1984 to 1985 and again from 2014 to 2015.

Manolis Glezos
Μανώλης Γλέζος
Manolis Glezos with LAE 2.jpg
Personal details
Born9 September 1922
Died20 March 2020(2020-03-20) (aged 97)

In March 2010, Glezos was participating in a protest demonstration in Athens, when he was hit in the face by a police tear gas canister. He was carried away injured.[1]

In February 2012, Glezos was arrested by riot police while protesting in Athens.[2]

Glezos died on 30 March 2020 of heart failure in Athens at the age of 98.[3]


  1. "Greece does not need financial aid, says Angela Merkel". BBC News Online. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  2. "Man who ripped down swastika in Athens arrested". BBC News Online. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  3. Greek Resistance Hero Manolis Glezos Dies at 98

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