• Short Summary

    Several thousand student members of Greek opposition parties held mass rallies in the capital, Athens, and in the northern university town of Salonika on Wednesday (22 January).

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    Several thousand student members of Greek opposition parties held mass rallies in the capital, Athens, and in the northern university town of Salonika on Wednesday (22 January).

    The demonstrators -- including members of the Centre-Union New Forces party, the Panhellenic Socialist party and the Greek Communist Youth Movement -- were protesting against a new constitution proposed by the Greek Government. They also demanded severe punishment for those responsible for the seven years of military dictatorship which ended last July.

    The students have demanded that the committee now discussing the constitution should incorporate radical changes to make the charter more liberal and modern.

    The demonstrators also expressed solidarity with the Greek-Cypriot students who have been demonstrating since last weekend outside the British Embassy in Athens. The Greek-Cypriot protests were sparked off by Britain's recent decision to allow thousands of Turkish-Cypriot refugees in the British base at Akrotiri in the south of Cyprus to be flown to Turkey.

    The Salonika protesters have been occupying parts of the university since 8 January. The countrywide protest also includes a demand that the Government clear what the students describe as pro-junta elements from the Greek educational system.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA57WZNXFH48AYJ5C4AAEKC0UCB
    Media URN:
    VLVA57WZNXFH48AYJ5C4AAEKC0UCB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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