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    Members of the P.E.O. (PanCyprian Labour Organizations) rallied outside their headquarters in the heart of?

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    Members of the P.E.O. (PanCyprian Labour Organizations) rallied outside their headquarters in the heart of Nicosia April 28 to protest against the kidnapping of Antonis Pharmakides, the Greek-Cypriot editor of "Ethinki" - a newspaper supporting former EOKA leader Grivas in his attacks on Archbishop Makarios.

    A resolution, spread out to the cheering crowd, vigorously denounced the April 25 kidnapping and campaign of intimidation carried out against the newspaper's staff. A statement issued later said "If Ethniki's editor os not returned, dead or alive, by April 30, we are calling an island-wide strike on May 2."
    Reports that Pharmakides has been executed are being checked by the police. He is said to have been "tride" before a "people 's court" on charges of treason against the state, found guilty; and shot the same evening.

    Archbishop Makarios, President of the interim Cyprus Government, first mentioned the existence of the "people's courts" in an April 1 speech, when he threatened Britain with a civil disobedience campaign unless an agreement was reached on the protracted negotiations over the size of military bases on the island when Cyprus attains Independence.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA19B8RWDYNHA8B6O8K5QXPWR73
    Media URN:
    VLVA19B8RWDYNHA8B6O8K5QXPWR73
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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