On a day like today, February 22nd 1949, militant trade union leader Mitsos Paparigas, General Secretary of the General Confederation of Workers of Greece and cadre of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was assassinated in Athens, Greece. He was a metal worker and president of Metal Union of Volos.
Mitsos Paparigas had been arrested in 1948 by the fascist government of Greece and suffered hard torture by the officers of the government. The period 1946-1949 was the time of civil war in Greece.
Metal worker Mitsos Paparigas stood his ground, without giving in to the fascists, not even for a moment. He stood proud in front of his torturers.
They assassinated him on February 22nd 1949, by throwing him off from the terrace of the building of the General Security of Athens, on Bouboulinas street.
In his memory, the WFTU makes this small publication, honoring this way the heroic militants of the international working class.