• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE ATTEMPT MADE LAST SUNDAY (MARCH 8) TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS, DEMONSTRATIONS OF SUPPORT AND SYMPATHY HAVE BEEN CONTINUOUS - BOTH FROM GREEK CYPRIOTS AND PERSONS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING THE ATTEMPT MADE LAST SUNDAY (MARCH 8) TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS, DEMONSTRATIONS OF SUPPORT AND SYMPATHY HAVE BEEN CONTINUOUS - BOTH FROM GREEK CYPRIOTS AND PERSONS ALL OVER THE WORLD. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), THE CROWDS MASSED OUTSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, IN NICOSIA TO GIVE THEIR BACKING TO THE ARCHBISHOP, WERE MAINLY COMPOSED OF MEMBERS OF CYPRUS' LABOUR UNIONS.

    THE UNIONISTS, LED BY THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CYPRUS WORKERS' CONFEDERATION, MR PISSAS, RALLIED FIRST AT THE UNION BUILDING AND MARCHED IN A PROCESSION TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, WHERE THE HEAD OF STATE HIMSELF STEPPED OUT OF HIS OFFICE TO GREET THEM AND LATER MADE A BRIEF SPEECH IN WHICH HE THANKED THEM FOR THEIR EXPRESSIONS OF SUPPORT WHICH GAVE HIM THE STRENGTH TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE WHICH THE PEOPLE OF CYPRUS HAD ASKED HIM TO UNDERTAKE - AND WHICH HAD BEEN EXPRESSED BY THEIR UNANIMOUS ELECTION OF HIM AS THEIR PRESIDENT.

    BY YESTERDAY, FOURTEEN MEN HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INQUIRIES INTO THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT - AND POLICE ARE CARRYING OUT INVESTIGATIONS THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND.

    SYNOPSIS: HUNDREDS OF TELEGRAMS HAVE BEEN POURING INTO NICOSIA FROM INTERNATIONAL LEADERS FOLLOWING THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON MARCH 8 AGAINST PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AND, IN CYPRUS ITSELF, THE POPULAR GREEK CYPRIOT DEMONSTRATIONS OF SUPPORT AND SYMPATHY ENTERED THEIR FOURTH DAY - WITH A MASS RALLY BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNTRY'S TRADE UNIONS. LED BY GENERAL SECRETARY PISSAS OF THE CYPRUS WORKERS CONFEDERATION, THE UNIONISTS RALLIED AT THEIR UNION BUILDING BEFORE MARCHING IN A PROCESSION TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, WHERE THE ARCHBISHOP HIMSELF STEPPED OUT OF HIS OFFICE TO GREET THEM AND MAKE A BRIEF SPEECH - IN WHICH HE THANKED THEM FOR THEIR EXPRESSIONS OF SUPPORT, WHICH GAVE HIM THE STRENGTH TO CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE WHICH THE PEOPLE OF CYPRUS HAD ASKED HIM TO UNDERTAKE, AND WHICH HAD BEEN EXPRESSED BY THEIR UNANIMOUS ELECTION OF HIM AS THEIR PRESIDENT.

    SINCE THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT - WHICH WAS MADE BY SHOOTING AT THE PRESIDENTIAL HELICOPTER AS ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS WAS LEAVING FOR A MEMORIAL SERVICE OUTSIDE NICOSIA, POLICE HAVE BEEN CARRYING OUT INTENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND AND SO FAR FOURTEEN MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THESE INQUIRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5IRB149Q88BMWQG8Y5YEJ2GXA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IRB149Q88BMWQG8Y5YEJ2GXA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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