• Short Summary

    There was strict security in Athens on Friday (April 21st), as Regent-Premier George Papadopoulos and other leaders of the Army-backed government drove to the cathedral to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the coup that brought them to power.

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    There was strict security in Athens on Friday (April 21st), as Regent-Premier George Papadopoulos and other leaders of the Army-backed government drove to the cathedral to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the coup that brought them to power.

    Earlier, there had been a series of four bomb blasts and minor student demonstrations in Athens and Piraeus. Slight damage was caused by the bombs -- but one man in Athens was seriously injured.

    Police, who had been standing by since early morning, dispersed the student demonstrators after they had shouted a few slogans against the government. And although steel helmeted troops lined the route from the Presidency to the Cathedral, no further incidents were reported.

    SYNOPSIS: The military government in Greece on Friday celebrated the seventh anniversary of the coup that brought it to power.

    Chief of the Armed Forces General Angelis preceded other leaders to Athens Cathedral for a commemoration service. There'd been strict security in Athens since dawn, when four bombs exploded in the capital and in Piraeus. Not much damage was caused -- but one man was seriously injured. Police also broke up students demonstrating against the government.

    Regent-Premier George Papadopoulos arrives at the Cathedral. A government statement on the anniversary of the coup said that Greece wanted good relations with all nations -- but would not accept these being conditional on Greece's internal situation. The statement criticised other countries for discussing the political climate in Greece.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36IO1LR26M7CE5OX0ETMFGCCO
    Media URN:
    VLVA36IO1LR26M7CE5OX0ETMFGCCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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