• Short Summary

    Thousands of Turkish Cypriots gathered in Nicosia's Ataturk Square on Tuesday (25 January) to demonstrate against possible Enosis--union with Greece.

  • Description

    Thousands of Turkish Cypriots gathered in Nicosia's Ataturk Square on Tuesday (25 January) to demonstrate against possible Enosis--union with Greece.

    Tuesday's demonstration was a reply to last week's show of feelings on the part of the island's Greek community. Thousands had halted traffic in the capital to commemorate the anniversary of the 1950 plebiscite organised by the Cypriot Orthodox church in which the Greek Cypriots voted overwhelmingly for Enosis. Clashes between demonstrators and police had resulted in numerous arrests, and light injuries on both sides.

    Tuesday's demonstration was peaceful. The marchers walked in processions through the streets and gathered at a Turkish cinema to hear speeches from various leaders, before dispersing quietly.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MG21RD5TGUTEF6J0RYKDYWPG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MG21RD5TGUTEF6J0RYKDYWPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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