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    GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS, FORMER LEADER OF THE CYPRIOT EOKA RESISTANCE ORGANISATION, IS BACK IN CYPRUS POLITICS.

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    GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS, FORMER LEADER OF THE CYPRIOT EOKA RESISTANCE ORGANISATION, IS BACK IN CYPRUS POLITICS. IN ATHENS ON SUNDAY, HE WAS PROCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF THE NEWLY-FORMED 11-MAN "NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CYPRUS".

    MEMBERS WERE ELECTED AT A SECRET MEETING ATTENDED BY 16 OF GENERAL GRIVAS SUPPORTERS, WHO WERE AMONG THE 152 WHO FLEW FROM NICOSIA LAST WEEK FOR THE CONFERENCE.

    THE PRECISE FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED, BUT REPORTS SAY IT WILL STIR UP OPPOSITION TO ARCHBISHOP MAKARIO'S REGIME. COUNCIL MEMBERS SAID THE CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT WAS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO COMBAT COMMUNISM.

    EARLIER, GENERAL GRIVAS AND HIS SUPPORTERS TOOK TIME OFF FROM THEIR TALKS TO LAY A WREATH AT THE ATHENS TOMB OF THE GREEK UNKNOWN SOLDIER.

    GREEK STUDENTS JOINED THE GRIVAS SUPPORTERS IN A MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS TO THE TOMB. TWO FORMER EOKA FIGHTERS, CARRYING A WREATH, LED THE PROCESSION.

    GENERAL GRIVAS HIMSELF MADE HIS WAY INDEPENDENTLY TO THE TOMB, WHERE HE GOT A ROUSING RECEPTION. AS HE LAID THE WREATH, HIS KNEELING SUPPORTERS SHOUTED "LONG LIVE GREEK CYPRUS" AND SANG THE GREEK NATIONAL ANTHEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y80PCLNUFI9XNA09XCQ3KXAA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y80PCLNUFI9XNA09XCQ3KXAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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