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    Sins of increasing liberalisation in Athens yesterday (11 October), where a student demonstration -- the first since the lifting of martial law two days earlier -- coincided with the first lawful meeting of the Communist Party in Greece for 27 years.

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    Sins of increasing liberalisation in Athens yesterday (11 October), where a student demonstration -- the first since the lifting of martial law two days earlier -- coincided with the first lawful meeting of the Communist Party in Greece for 27 years.

    The situation was not without irony. Martial law was abolished this week to clear the way for the November 17 elections to restore parliamentary rule. Yet the students chose to mark the end of martial law with a demonstration calling for the postponement of the elections.

    Many of them feel the political parties and the country as a whole are not yet ready to go to the polls. They later handed over a memorandum to Premier Constantine Karamanlis.

    The students also demonstrated against alleged Untied Sates support for Turkey during the Cyprus crisis. Strong forces of police kept them away from the U.S. Embassy.

    Meanwhile the Greek Communist Party, outlawed since attempting to seize power in 1974, was holding its first legal mass meeting since that time at an Athens theater. Party leaders, including politburo member Cost Philinis and Alexandros Panaghoulis was convicted of attempting to kill Premier Papadopoulos six years ago, spoke to crowds gathered at the theater.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA615QTMOOZ4IEUMJCJBAD4J3AH
    Media URN:
    VLVA615QTMOOZ4IEUMJCJBAD4J3AH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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