• Short Summary

    About 500 Greek-Cypriot schoolchildren paraded through the streets of Nicoissa, cyprus, on Tuesday (15 January), demanding "ENOSIS" -- the union of Cyprus with Greece.

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    SV Students leaving classes for demonstration
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    Chanting marchers along street
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    SV Students running past camera (2 shots)
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    SCU Students shout with banners around police land rover
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    GV Demonstrators
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    SV Demonstrators into back of land rover
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    SV PAN Land rover drives off
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    STUDENTS LEAVING CLASSES: CHILDREN MARCHING ALONG STREET: CHILDREN RUNNING PAST CAMERA: CHILDREN WITH BANNERS SHOUTING AROUND POLICE LAND ROVER: DEMONSTRATORS INTO BACK OF LAND ROVER: LAND ROVER DRIVES OFF.




    Initials BB/2039 NPJ/JE/BB/2049



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    Background: About 500 Greek-Cypriot schoolchildren paraded through the streets of Nicoissa, cyprus, on Tuesday (15 January), demanding "ENOSIS" -- the union of Cyprus with Greece. They carried flags and banners and chanted slogans.

    The occasion was the Anniversary of a plebiscite organised by the Cyprus Orthodox Church in 1950 when most Greek-Cypriots voted in favour of ENOSIS. In 1960, however, cyprus became independent following the ECKA guerrilla campaign against British rule. Since then, the Government of President Makarios has been committed to maintaining the country's independent status.

    Several of the flags and banners carried by the children bore such slogans as "ENOSIS or death". The procession was escorted by police from the tough Tactical Reserve Unit who carried truncheons. This was a reminder that a year ago, police had to use tear-gas on children when they attacked the House of Representatives with stones.

    SYNOPSIS: Greek-Cypriot schoolchildren in Nicosia in Cyprus left their classrooms on Tuesday to take part in a demonstration calling for ENOSIS -- the union of Cyprus with Greece. The occasion was the anniversary of the plebiscite in nineteen-fifty which was organised by the Cyprus Orthodox Church, and in which most Greek-Cypriote voted in favour of ENDSIS. The children carried flags and banners and shouted slogans.

    However, following the Eoka guerrilla campaign against British rule, Cyprus became independent in nineteen-sixty, and the Government of President Makarios has since been committed to maintaining the independent statue of the country.

    Many of the flags and banners carried by the children bore such slogans as "ENOSIS or Death". Their procession was escorted by police with truncheons-- a reminder that during a similar demonstration last year, the House of Representatives was attacked.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1WZL8F37WNGMNJMVQ5TCOY8LL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WZL8F37WNGMNJMVQ5TCOY8LL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
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    N/A

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