Resistance fighter Apostolos Santas was laid to rest at the First Athens Cemetery on Thursday in the presence of Prime Minister George Papandreou, former president of the republic Kostis Stephanopoulos, Coalition president Alexis Tsypras and many citizens. Manolis Glezos, who on May 30, 1941, removed the Nazi flag from the Acropolis together with Santas, delivered a funeral speech. It was the first act of resistance by the Greek people, only a month after the entry of German occupation forces into Athens.

Glezos invoked his discussions with Santas, in which the latter always voiced the view that since 1821 onwards "the ruiners of the nation have subjugated the country militarily, politically and economically."