• Short Summary

    GREEK CYPRIOTS STAGED A MASSIVE "PEACH MARCH" THROUGH THE BRITISH SOVEREIGN BASE OF EPISKOPI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    GREEK CYPRIOTS STAGED A MASSIVE "PEACH MARCH" THROUGH THE BRITISH SOVEREIGN BASE OF EPISKOPI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). ABOUT 10,000 GATHERED ON THE PERIMETER OF THE BASE AT A RALLY ORGANISED BY LEFT-WING ORGANISATIONS BEFORE THE MARCH BEGAN.

    CARRYING BANNERS AND PLACARDS DENOUNCING NATO, BRITAIN AND THE MILITARY BASES, THE CROWD MARCHED THROUGH HOT AUTUMN SUNSHINE TO THE PORT OF LIMASSOL. BRITISH AUTHORITIES TOOK NO ACTION TO PREVENT THE MARCH: ON THE CONTRARY, THEY ASSISTED GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOT POLICEMEN IN DIRECTING THE MARCHERS THROUGH THE BASE, AND CONTROLLING TRAFFIC.

    MANY MARCHERS DROPPED OUT DURING THE LONG DAY, BUT AT LIMASSOL OTHERS TOOK THEIR PLACE. THERE THEY HEARD SPEECHES FROM THE ORGANISERS: DR. LYSARRIDES, MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; MR. PAPAIANNOU, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CYPRUS COMMUNIST PARTY; MR. NICOS SAMPSON, EDITOR OF THE DAILY NEWSPAPER, "MAKHI". ALL SPOKE ON THE SAME THEME; THEY UNDERLINED THE DEMAND THAT CYPRUS SHOULD BE FREED OF ALL MILITARY BASES.

    (IN A SPEECH TO THE CAIRO NON-ALIGNED CONFERENCE LAST WEEK, PRESIDENT MAKARIOS SUGGESTED THAT THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT MAY SHORTLY BE REQUESTING A REVIEW OF THE 1960 TREATY OF ESTABLISHMENT UNDER WHICH BRITAIN HOLDS BASES ON THE ISLAND).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JV9KV1Q34NYOTO61TN9X3PP3
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JV9KV1Q34NYOTO61TN9X3PP3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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