• Short Summary

    TWENTY YEARS AGO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE PEOPLE OF CYPRUS HELD A PLEBISCITE IN WHICH THEY VOTED FOR UNION WITH GREECE (ENOSIS), THE ISSUE IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL IN CYPRIOT POLITICS AND YESTERDAY'S ANNIVERSARY BROUGHT OUT SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENTS WHO VOCIFEROUSLY SUPPORTED ENOSIS.

  • Description

    TWENTY YEARS AGO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE PEOPLE OF CYPRUS HELD A PLEBISCITE IN WHICH THEY VOTED FOR UNION WITH GREECE (ENOSIS), THE ISSUE IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL IN CYPRIOT POLITICS AND YESTERDAY'S ANNIVERSARY BROUGHT OUT SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENTS WHO VOCIFEROUSLY SUPPORTED ENOSIS.

    GREEK CYPRIOTS MAKE UP ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THE ISLAND'S POPULATION AND THEIR DEMANDS FOR ENOSIS GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY. THE MOVEMENT HAS HAD PERIODS OF ALMOST TOTAL RELAPSE--FOLLOWED BY RESURGENCES OF THE GREEK POPULATION'S DEMANDS, IN MANY CASES OF A VIOLENT NATURE. JUST AFTER WORLD WAR II, ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS EMERGED AS LEADER OF THE MOVEMENT--BUT, IN RECENT WEEKS, THE NATIONAL FRONT (FORMED LAST MAY) HAS BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR THE OVERTHROW OF THE MAKARIOS REGIME, ACCUSING IT OF HAVING BETRAYED THE ENOSIS CAUSE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT MANY OF THE STUDENTS INVOLVED IN YESTERDAY'S DEMONSTRATION, WHICH ENDED OUTSIDE THE GREEK EMBASSY IN NICOSIA, WERE SUPPORTERS OF THIS NATIONAL FRONT MOVEMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1P8G01PRG4ICA9YKKXZJT4R8F
    Media URN:
    VLVA1P8G01PRG4ICA9YKKXZJT4R8F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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