• Short Summary

    Only hours before left wing demonstrators ended their vigil outside the British Embassy in Athens on Thursday night (23 January), the composer, Mikis Theodorakis gave an impromptu concert for them to show support.

  • Description

    Only hours before left wing demonstrators ended their vigil outside the British Embassy in Athens on Thursday night (23 January), the composer, Mikis Theodorakis gave an impromptu concert for them to show support. The demonstrators began their siege at the Embassy last Saturday to protest over Britain's decision to allow Turkish Cypriot refugees to return to Turkey. They were airlifted from the British base at Akrotiri to an airport in southern Turkey.

    About 200 students took part in the siege of the Embassy. At the start of the vigil the demonstrators burned an embassy car, smashed windows and doors and daubed the walls with anti-British slogans.

    The demonstrations were not aimed only at Britain. The students also carried anti-American posters accusing the United States, Britain and Turkey of collusion to allow the Turkish Cypriots to leave Cyprus.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4R79CI2GV04QIOJ1R4YWRJTEU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4R79CI2GV04QIOJ1R4YWRJTEU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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