• Short Summary

    POLICE WERE CALLED INTO THE GREEK PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER SHOUTING AND SCUFFLING BROKE UP A STORMY DEBATE ON THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICIES.

  • Description

    POLICE WERE CALLED INTO THE GREEK PARLIAMENT IN ATHENS LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER SHOUTING AND SCUFFLING BROKE UP A STORMY DEBATE ON THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICIES. DURING THESE INCIDENTS MR. GEORGE MELAS, THE FOREIGN MINISTER, WAS ALMOST DRAGGED FROM THE ROSTRUM. POLICE HAD TO BE CALLED IN.

    OUTSIDE THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN CONSTITUTION SQUARE A CROWD OF SOME 2,000 CHEERING SUPPORTERS OF MR. PAPANDREOU, THE OUSTED PRIME MINISTER, WERE HELD BACK BY A WALL OF POLICEMEN REINFORCED BY LORRIES WITH TEAR GAS AND FIRE ENGINES. THE CROWD WAS JOINED LATER BY A GROUP OF 1,500 COMMUNIST YOUTHS WHO HAD HELD A MEMORIAL RALLY FOR THE STUDENT KILLED IN LAST WEEK'S RIOTS.

    OVER SHOUTS OF OPPOSITION MPS DURING THE DEBATE MR. ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS, THE PRIME MINISTER, SAID THAT IF HE DID NOT RECEIVE A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE THE SOLUTION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS WOULD REST WITH THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST HIM.

    AMID SHOUTS OF ??? SAID "JUDAS!" MR. ATHANASSIADES-NOVAS SAID THAT MR. PAPANDREOU HAD PURPOSELY PROVIDES DISAGREEMENT WITH KING CONSTANTINE. "??? FOLLOW MR. PAPANDREOU, THE PEOPLE WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO AND OTHER WILL BE ??? BETWEEN ROYALISTS AND REPUBLICANS".

    THE PRIME MINISTER DESCRIBED HIS OWN GOVERNMENT AS ONE OF TRANSITION WHOSE MAIN AIM WAS TO RESTORE PUBLIC ORDER AND KEEP THE UNION OF THE CENTRE PARTY IN POWER. THERE WAS SILENCE IN PARLIAMENT AS HE SAT DOWN BUT OUTSIDE THE CROWDS WERE CHANTING "PAPANDREOU, PAPANDREOU".

    PARLIAMENT WAS ADJOURNED UNTIL TODAY AFTER FIVE HOURS OF DEBATE. THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE TAKEN UNTIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE EARLIEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13BAUWMIMSIE14GMDWMP4L35U
    Media URN:
    VLVA13BAUWMIMSIE14GMDWMP4L35U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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