• Short Summary

    STUDENTS PARADED IN THE STREETS OF NICOSIA YESTERDAY(MARCH 16), CALLING FOR AN END TO LAWLESSNESS AND CROWDS OF GREEK-CYPRIOT MOURNERS WATCHED THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF MR POLYCARPOS GEORGHADJIS, THE FORMER CYPRUS INTERIOR MINISTER FOUND SHOT ON SUNDAY (MARCH 15).

  • Description

    STUDENTS PARADED IN THE STREETS OF NICOSIA YESTERDAY(MARCH 16), CALLING FOR AN END TO LAWLESSNESS AND CROWDS OF GREEK-CYPRIOT MOURNERS WATCHED THE FUNERAL PROCESSION OF MR POLYCARPOS GEORGHADJIS, THE FORMER CYPRUS INTERIOR MINISTER FOUND SHOT ON SUNDAY (MARCH 15).

    EARLIER A LEADING CRIMINOLOGIST MR KAPSASKIS HAD VISITED THE MORTUARY BRINGING EQUIPMENT TO EXAMINE THE BODY OF MR GEORGHADJIS. AMONG THE MOURNERS WAS MR GEORGHADJIS' BROTHERS AND HIS WIFE PHOTINI.

    MR GEORGHADJIS' BODY WAS TAKEN THROUGH THE STREETS OF NICOSIA TO FREEDOM FIGHTERS' BUILDING WHERE MOURNERS BEGAN FILING PAST THE FUNERAL BIER.

    THE FUNERAL OF MR GEORGHADJIS TOOK PLACE TODAY (TUESDAY) AND POLICE AND TROOPS WERE PLACED ON FULL ALERT THROUGHOUT CYPRUS STANDING BY IN CASE OF TROUBLE.

    POLICE MEANWHILE WERE CONTINUING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF THE 38-YEAR-OLD FORMER INTERIOR MINISTER IN PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' GOVERNMENT WHO DIED IN A HAIL OF RESOLVER AND MACHINE GUN FIRE ON A LONELY ROAD OUTSIDE NICOSIA.

    ONE REPORT IS THAT HE WAS KEEPING A RENDEZVOUS WITH AN ANONYMOUS CALLER WHO TELEPHONE HIS HOME PROMISING VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOOTING AT PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' HELICOPTER.

    UNTIL HE FEEL FROM FAVOUR, MR GEORGHADJIS HAD BEEN A KEY MEMBER OF PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' CABINET. DURING THE EOKA UPRISING AGAINST BRITAIN HE WAS NICKNAMED "HOUDINI" BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES HE ESCAPED FROM THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17A1CQGON7BP4FNUQJD77CASO
    Media URN:
    VLVA17A1CQGON7BP4FNUQJD77CASO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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